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VOL. Ill 
(MAY 25, 1710— DECEMBER 14, 1712) 


C. E. DOBLE, M.A. 




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May 25, 1710 (Th.). Notes concerning Littlemore Nunnery near 

The Benedictin Nunnery of Littlemore or Sandford near Oxford 
tho' mention' d in the Monasticon Anglicanum, and in M r . Tanner's 
Notitia Monastica, yet we do not learne from thence, nor from any other 
Books or Writings that I have yet seen who was the Founder of it. 
From the Monasticon however we gather that 'tis as ancient as the time of 
King Henry the II d . and perhaps it might have been built before. For 
the first Charters there published speak of it as a Place already built, 
and the Benefactors there specify'd are only such as were contributers 10 
towards the Enlargement of the Endowments and took care to confirm 
what had been piously bestow'd by their Ancestors. 

The S*. to whom the Church or Chapell, belonging to this well 
situated Nunnery, was dedicated was S*. Nicholaus, as we are assur'd from 
the several Charters that are publish'd to this purpose by the excellent 

May 20, 1710. Bagford to H. (Rawl. 21. 21). Has been occupied for 
three weeks in smoothing &c. a noble vellum MS. of Harding's Chronicle 
lately damaged by fire, which had belonged to Stow and Sir S. D'Ewes, and 
was recently purchased by Mr. Harley. What copies are in Bodley ? Has 
only noted one Litany printed in English in 1544, but 38 from 1530 to 1543. 
Expects Strype's Life of Parker to contain an account of Bibles, &c. by him 
put forth. The Bishops' Bible of 1572 (Jugge) is rare; one copy B. lately 
sold for five guineas. At the end of every book are the translator's initials. 
Two other impressions (by Barker) have copper-plates of the Holy Land, the 
Queen, Earl of Leicester, Ld. Burleigh, &c. 

May 25. Hilkiah Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 17). Will send his Answer as 
soon as ready ; excuses for its length. Dr. Atterbury will probably publish the 
Cambridge MSS., &c. Service from Mr. Smith, who is the Dr's own brother 
by father and mother. Has found a sheet of scholia on St. Clement's Epistles 
among the Dr's printed books. 




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Compilers of the Monasticon. Yet sometimes S*. Mary is joyn'd with 
S*. Nicholaus, and in one of the Evidences both S*. Mary and S*. Ed- 
mund, the Benefaction being made to S*. Mary, S<\ Nicholaus and S*. 
Edmund of Sandford ; not that this Chapell was dedicated to three dif- 
ferent S te . but because perhaps there were three different Churches or 
Chapells that had all a share in the Gift. I do not indeed remember to 
have read of the Places in w ch these three distinct Chapells stood, except- 
ing this of S*. Nicholas, yet the mention of them in the Evidence shews 
there was such a thing, and in a Book written in the time of King 

io Edward the I st . I have read of Chapells in this Part of the County, that 
are since destroy'd. 

Of what Bigness and Form the Chapell was at first we are not told ; 
but from some Circumstances in the Monasticon we may gather that 'twas 
neither large nor beautifull. Which was one reason that in the time 
of King Henry the 3 d . the Nunns took care to have it rebuilt and 
inlarg'd to a decent, comely, and lightsome Fabrick ; in carrying on of 
w cl1 they had several very generous Benefactors. Nor was Pope Innocent 
the IV** 1 . at all backward in forwarding and encouraging so excellent and 
worthy a Design. For he issu'd a Bull to the Diocesses of Lincoln, Ely 

20 and Sarum by virtue of which he took off the Space of ten days Peni- 
tence from all such as should be pleas'd to become Benefactors to this 
new Work. Without all doubt it had it's intended Effect, and it may be, 
more Money was raised than was sufficient for defraying the whole 
Expense, and a good Summ reserv'd for other Uses. This Method of 
raising Money by Bull was common, as we may see in great Numbers of 
them in the Monasticon. This New Chapell was situated in the same 
Place where the old one was, namely on the South side of the Nunnery. 
The Ruins of it remain to this Day, being turned into a Barn for the 
use of the Farmer who rents the adjoyning Estate of M r . Powell the 

30 present Proprietor, an honest, religious Roman Catholick. 

This is one of those small Houses that by Virtue of the Pope's Bull 
were dissolv'd for the Use of Cardinal Wolsey, who imploy'd the Revenues 
upon his magnificent College building at Oxford. As the Chapell is now 
standing, so also is the Nunnery it self, at least a very great Part of it, 
with several of the Out-Houses, and it seems to have been a House 
altogether agreeable to the Beauty of those times. 'Tis uncertain whether 
they buried in the Chapell or no, or whether there was any particular 
Cemitery annex'd to it for that purpose. We hear of no Reliques of 
Bodies found here, nor anything else to satisfy us in such an Inquiry. 

40 'Tis likely the Bodies were buried in the Church and Church- Yard of 
Sandford adjoyning, w ct Church perhaps at that time was much larger than 
'tis at present, and the Yard or Cemitery in all probability was then better 
distinguish'd from the other unconsecrated Ground than 'tis at present. 
But whatever the Church of Sandford was then 'tis plain from the In- 
scription over the Porch-Door that it afterwards receiv'd a considerable 
Benefaction from a Religious, devout lady, M rs . Elizabeth Isham, who 
repair' d it when 'twas almost quite decay'd and ready to fall down. 

As there are no Relicks of Bodies found here to resolve us in the Point 
of Burial, so are there no other Remains of Antiquity besides the bare 

50 House to gratify our Curiosity. For as for the. Cross fix'd in a Wall 

May 25.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 2-21. 3 

on the North-Part of the House, it seems to be for no other use than 
to distinguish the Bounds of the Parish. Crosses were formerly and are 
still the common Marks of Distinction upon such Occasions. Perhaps it 
might have continu'd ever since the first Beginning of Parishes. Yet 
without doubt 'twas more frequently observ'd after Superstition and 
Ignorance began to grow to so great a Height. The Virtues of the 
Cross as they were reckon'd very many and very powerfull, so the Signs 
of it were made use of almost upon every Undertaking ; and therefore 
no wonder that it should take place in such a solemn Act as that of 
marking out and settling the Bounds of Parishes. 'Twas thought that 10 
the very Sign of the Cross was a sufficient Argument to hinder any 
Invasion of the Ground from neighbouring Parishes. They did not 
think any one could be so wicked as to pretend to break in upon the Lands 
of another Parish, when such an holy and powerfull Mark as that of the 
Cross was found to be made as a security against any such Violence. This 
Opinion of the Cross might make them neglect to continue the inserting 
the particular Extent of Parishes in proper Registers, however written 
down at first in such Books, when Men had not given themselves up to 
such wild and extravagant opinions about the Virtues and Properties of 
the Cross. Nor are the Heads of Nunns, veiled according to the then 20 
prevailing Custom, that we see under the North Window of the Western 
Apartment of this antient House of any more Moment. 'Twas ordinary 
to place such ornamental Figures. The sight of them might strike 
Reverence in Strangers and other Beholders, and make them, even as 
they pass'd by, have a respect and some religious Concern for the 
Place. Besides these I saw here another small figure in Brass, with the 
shape of an Eagle upon it; but this was no more than a common 
Ornament fasten'd with abundance of others upon some of the Carpenters 
or Smiths Work. As for the broken Figure of the Virgin Mary, with our 
Saviour, found in a little imperfect Trunk or Box I take it to bee modern, 30 
and to have been left here after the Reformation by some Roman Catholick 
Inhabitants. It seems to have been for the use of some Children, on 
purpose to train them up to an admiration and Love of the Virgin Mary, 
and the ornamental Part is adapted accordingly, and the letters MAR. 
inserted to strike the better upon their tender Minds. — 

M. Antonius Majoragius, who writ Notes and Commentaries upon 
some Pieces of Tully, died in ye 41st Year of his Age. His Picture before 
his Comm. . . — One M r . John Withers has just publish'd The History 
of Resistance, as practis' d by the Church of England : &c. — The Pictures 
of Duns Scotus, & Occham in M. Meruisse's Metapbysicks. . . — Olaus 40 
Verelius's Index Linguae. Veteris Scytho-Scandicae sive Gothicae, in a thin 
Folio ... is an excellent Performance in it's kind. He finished it in the 
64 th Year of his Age, and died soon after ; whereupon it was publish'd 
by his Dear Friend Olaus Rudbeckius at Upsal 1691. — Just publish'd 
in 11 Pages 8 V0 . Aminadab. Or, the Quaker's Vision, Printed, I think, at 
London, but without the Place added. There is a Frontispeice ingraven, 
and the Book is an Explication of it. The Design against Common- 
wealth's Men. — D r . Thomas Fuller was 53 Years of Age when he died. 
His Worthies publish'd by his Son John Fuller, in 1662. — M. 3. 12. 
Art. a very thick Vol. containing Magica, sen mirabilium Historiarum de 50 

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Spec tr is Sf Apparitionibiis Spirihium libri II. The II d Part is, Tragic a, 
seu tristium Historiarum de poem's Sf exitu horribili 6fc. libri II. 

May 26 (Fri.). Amongst Ant. a Wood's MSS. in Bibl. Bodl. Num. 
io. is a Leiger Book containing a Transcript of the Evidences concerning 
the Lands belonging to the Knights Templars within the Prseceptorie of 
Sandford in Com. Oxon. — Sandford call'd there Balliva de Saunford. — 
The Church of Blebiry impropriated to it by Thomas de Santford (Son 
of Thomas de Santford) who also gave Santford itself & perhaps was 
Founder of the Praeceptorie, w cn was dedicated to S*. Mary. — Agreement 

io made about Sandford Mill in the 3 d Year of K. Hen. son to K. John. — 
Littlemore there call'd the Conventual Church of S fc . Nicholas of Little- 
mor. — Mention of a Cimitery there, without w cn was the Court of the 
Praeceptory of K ts . Templars. — Queen Maud (wife to K. Stephen) gave 
her Lands in Couele. Confirm'd by K. Stephen himself. — Maud the 
Empress Daughter to K. Hen. i st . gave them Pasture for Cattell in 
Schotover Forest. — John Marescall gave also his Lands in Couele. 
Richard Fitz Nigell of Yiftel mentiond there. — The Chapell of S fc . Mary 
of Sandford. — Temple Couel the Name of Cowley in that Place. — M. 
6. 7, 8. Art. Academie des Sciences & des Arts, par Isaac Bullart. in two 

20 Tomes. This Book contains the Lives of a vast Number of Eminent 
Men, & has the Pictures of each prefix'd to the respective Lives. In the 
n d Vol. amongst the Divines is Thomas a Kempis, being the first in 
Number. — Tell M r . Bagford that in the n d Vol. are the Pictures of some 
of the first Printers. — The late Earl of Abbingdon, Father to the present 
L d . Abbingdon, was chosen L d . High Steward of the City of Oxford in 
1687. & accepted the same & was sworn to the Office Sept. 16. the same 
Year, at w cn time W m . Wright Esq r . then Deputy Recorder & since 
Recorder for himself, made an handsome speech & gave a great & just 
Encomium of his L d ship's Virtues, Integrity & Fidelity, tho' since this 

30 Gentleman, who is of trimming Principles, has struck in with those who 
are Enemies to y* noble Family & are zealous for the Whiggish Party. — 
Wye Saltonstall Gent. & a Member of Queen's Coll. Oxford translated 
into English Mercator's Atlas, as improv'd by Hondius. 'Twas printed 
at London in 1635. and I think is not mention'd by Ant. a Wood 1 . — 
Monuments of Illustrious Men in Italy, France &c. with their Inscriptions 
at large, pr. at Franc, ad Man. 1585. . . Towards y e Beginning of the 
Book is a Monument of M. Tullius Cicero found in the Isle Zacynthus 
anno 1544. There is a Monument of Laur. Valla, with his Figure at full 
length. The Monument erected by his Mother Katherine. an. 1465. He 

40 was buried at Rome in the Temple of S*. John Lateran. There is one 
to Christopher Longolius, who dy'd very young. A Monument, with a 
large Inscription, to two Young Persons newly married, & died the first 
Night. . . A Monument there to P. Actilius Rufus & Actilia Beronica his 
Wife, who both dy'd in the 24^ Year of their age, but liv'd together very 
happily, and left only just enough to bury them. 

This Inscription there with ye Figure of the Monument itself. 

iovi opt: max: dolocheno. t. flavivs cosmvs ivssv dei fecit. 

[ J It is noticed by Wood A. O. 640. 1st vol. (Ph. Bliss).] 

May 25-27.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 21-32. 


I think it will serve to illustrate an Inscription in Gale's Antoninus's 
Itin. — An odd Monument there with this Inscription : 

Semicapri quicumque subis sacraria Fauni, 

Hsec lege Romana verba notata manu. 
Hersilus hie jaceo mecum Manilla quiescit, 

Quae soror & genitrix, quae mihi sponsa fuit. 
Vera negas, frontemque trahis : enygmata Sphyngos 

Credis, sunt Pythio vera magis trypode. 
Me pater e nata genuit, mihi jungitur ilia, 

Sic soror & conjuncx, sic fuit ilia parens. io 

A Monument there to a Young Woman. Put up infamiae causa, utpote 
quae insaciabili venere exhausta subter vivo viromortua est. Vix. ann. 23. 
men. 8. d. 3. 

May 27 (Sat.). The Rectory of Heathorp, near Great-Tew in Oxford- 
shire, becoming vacant by the Death of the Incumbent, and the University 
of Oxford, by virtue of an Act of Parliament, claiming a Title to the 
Presentation, by reason of the Person's (to whom it otherwise belongs) 
being thought, tho' not convict, to be a Roman Catholick, on Yesterday 
Morning at nine of the Clock was a Convocation held to dispose of it. 
The Candidates were M r . Fayrer, B.D. & one of the Fellows of Magdalen 20 
College, and M r . Hughes formerly M.A. of S*. Mary Hall, and now 
Minister of Hurst in Bark-shire. M r . Hughes carried it by a great 
Majority, w c ^ is chiefly owing to his great Poverty, and not that he is 
of more Integrity than M r . Fayrer, who is an honest Man, and in other 
Points upon a levell with M r . Hughes. But M r . Hughes having a great 
many Children, and having but a very inconsiderable Maintenance, and 
having been withall persecuted by his furious Diocesan, and some others 
of the same stamp, and being likewise look'd upon as a Man of Parts (to 
omitt the afflicting Circumstance of his being almost blind) the Generality 
of the University thought that it would reflect in no small Degree upon 30 
them if they should pass by a Person so deserving of their Favour, and 
every way to be look'd upon as an object of Charity : whereas M r . 
Fayrer besides his Fellowship has a good competent Income, and is 
in a fair way of being advanced to better Preferment. 

But tho' this honest, worthy Gentleman M r . Hughes has, by the 
Assistance and Compassion of his Friends, got this Parsonage which 
is as to the Profits and in respect of his being remov'd from the violent 
and inhumane Prosecution of Fanatical Enemies far preferable to his 
former Cure, yet there is great danger of a severe Prosecution from the 
Gentleman who has a Claim to the Presentation. For being not as yet 4° 
convict, as was before hinted, he has as yet a fair, legal R*. to the 
Disposal of the Living, and he may, if he think fit, tarn out M r . Hughes, 
and commence a suit of Law against him, as being put into a Place, 
without his leave and Consent, & indeed without his Privity, to w cJl he 
has an undoubted and undeniable Right of filling up 'till such time as 
it shall be fairly and clearly made out yt he is a Roman Catholick. 
'Tis generally thought that he is a Member of the Roman Church, and 
the Suspicion is in some measure grounded upon his being absent from 



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England some Years ; but surmise and suspicion is not, nor indeed 
ought, to be look'd upon as legal Proof ; nor did the University, 'till of 
late, pretend to a claim of Presentation 'till due Conviction. By present- 
ing before such Conviction they throw all the Trouble upon the Person 
they present, and, if he chance to meet with an untoward Adversary, he 
is by that means in danger of being a looser rather than a gainer by their 
Favour. M r . Hughes has no reason to think he shall come off free, being 
in poor Circumstances and for that reason the more lyable and open to 
the Attacks of the Gentleman that lays claim, who had even before the 
10 Death of the late Incumbent given out y* he would not quit his Pretensions 
but would sue for his Right in a judicial Way whenever he should come 
into England, and have a proper opportunity of doing it 1 . 

May 29 (Mon.). I have amongst my Collection of Papers belonging 
to the Church of Hereford an old Charter of King Stephen's, (dated at 
Oxford in the common-Council held there an. 1136.) by w cn he grants and 
confirms divers Privileges to that Church, and beginns the Charter thus, 
Ego Stephanus Dei gratia assensu cleri Sf populi in regem Anglorum electus, 
&c. plainly intimating that he was only a King de facto, and had no 
hereditary Right, & conseq^y was no more than an Usurper. Remember 
20 to tell MX Tyrrell of this Charter. A great Part of y 6 Seal broke off. 

May 30 (Tu.). The Apostolical Canons and Constitutions were 
printed in Greek at Venice in 1585. and are in the publick Library at 
Cambridge. — The Imitation of Christ printed in 1585. Englished By 
Richard Whitford of Sion, w ch is a Book not often seen. — John Bill the 
Printer died in the 56 Year of his Age in 1630. — Had printing been 
really first invented at Harlem, as has been insinuated by Hadrianus 
Junius, then 'tis not likely that Erasmus who was so nearly related to that 
Place upon account of his Birth would have given the Honour of the Inven- 
tion to Faust of Mentz, as 'tis certain he does in his Prefaces to Livy. 

30 May 31 (Wed.). Historia Byzantina, by Du Fresne, . . an admirable 
Book, illustrated with all y e Constantinopolitan Coyns and Medalls, and 
other Monuments, with great Care and Judgment, & the History annex'd 
to each Coyn &c. — The Effigies also of the Emperors from Coyns in 
Octavius de Strada a Rosberg. . . — O. 2. 6. Art. An Account there by 
Joachimus Camera rius of the Death of Simon Grynseus. — Tell Mr. 
Bagford that in Opus Chronographicum orbis universi, (done by Petrus 

May 28. H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 34). On the ancient galeae and 
cassides. On bucculae = visors ; cf. the seal of Richard Nevil Earl of War- 
wick. 1 My Confinement to the Library, and the several new Curiosities I 
continually light upon, together with the trouble of Republican Times, make 
me keep close to Oxford ; and what will render my time now the more 
precious is the Collection of MSS*. Papers and Books left me by my late truly 
learned as well as religious Friend D r . Smith. I exspect to receive them this 
Week, and then I shall carefully look them over and digest them as he directed 
when upon his Death-Bed.' 

Q- M r . Hughes lost y e Place after all, the Gentleman presenting another. M r . 
Hughes is since made Minister of Sunning by Reading. Quaere ?) 

May 27-June 1.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 32-46. 


Opmcerus and Laurentius Beyerlinck (and printed at Antwerp in a thick 
Folio in 1611) are the Pictures of Emperors, Kings, & illustrious Men, 
amongst \v ch is one of John Faust the Calcogr. p. 415. Part. 1. and per- 
haps of other Printers. — Laurentij Ramirez de Prado Uevr^KouTapxoi is 
a very learned Book, and was publish'd by him when he was only 26 Years 
of Age. His Picture is before it . . Figures of Mercurial stones in pag. 346. 
— Beatus Rhenanus's Life is elegantly written by John Sturmius. . . — 
Just publish'd, amongst a great Variety of other Papers that continually 
clog the Press, two honest, tho' not very well written Pamphletts, on one 
side of half a Sheet of Paper, call'd The Age of Mad-Folks $ The West- 10 
minster-Combat. — Sylloge of the chief Medalls from 1500 to 1600. M. 
4. ir. Art. — Quaere about the Life and Conversation of Mr. Fynes 
Moryson who publish'd an Itinerary in English (fol.) w ch had been first 
written by him in Latin. 

June 1 (Th.). On Monday last, being the Anniversary for the Restau- 
ration of King Charles II d preach'd before the Queen D r . W m . Nicholls. 
His Sermon was very high, altogether against y e Deposing and Resisting 
Doctrines ; w cl1 ought the rather to be noted, because he has been for a 
great while of the contrary Perswasion, and (at least in appearance) a 
great admirer of those that defend republican Principles. But 'tis Prefer- 20 
ment he aims at, and having not got it according to his mind, he has 
now chang'd sides, and may perhaps do so again. — On the same Day 
preach'd before the University at Christ-Church D r . Stratford, Canon of 
that Church., He made an Excellent, loyal Sermon, every way suitable 
to y e occasion. — 'Tis likewise remarkable that on y e same day died 
Mr. Dolben, the first that mov'd for the Prosecution of D r . Sacheverell, 
by w ch the hangman was sav'd a labour. 'Tis said he appear'd penitent, 
and shew'd some remorse of Conscience for his late Actions. — Next 
day, being Tuesday, died M r . Robert Sheldon of Christ-Church in this 
University. This Gentleman was Nephew to the late Arch b P. Sheldon, 30 
was a Person of extraordinary Generosity, excellent Judgment, great Pro- 
bity and Integrity, and of unmoveable Loyalty to his Sovereign, w ch made 
him decline the Oaths to the late King W m . and Qu. Mary, and those to 
her present Majesty, on purpose that he might not violate those he had 
taken to King James the II d . and his lawfull Heirs. These exemplary Vir- 
tues made D r . South say of him when he happen'd to mention him that 
he was a Man of a defecate Conscience. As these Qualities were very 
conspicuous in him, so he was withall so dextrous and exact in stating 
and settling Accounts, that few, if any, in England surpass'd him ; for 
which reason he was the Auditor of Accounts at X fc .-Church, w ch he 40 
perform'd always with so much Accuracy & in so elegant an Hand as 
gain'd him admiration, and brought no small Profit to the College, to w ch 
he left a very large Sum of Money (he being very rich) at his Death. — 
Antonius Nebrissensis 70 Years of Age. See his Picture prefix'd to his 
Dictionary. . . — For Publication of the Posthumous Pieces of any 
Author see the Method us'd by Goldastus in publishing Pirckheimer's 
Works, w ch> stand N. 2. 4. Art. — N. 2. 12. Art. Nizolius's Lexicon im- 
prov'd by Alex. Scot. In this Book the Sections are referr'd to of the 
old Editions of Tully. — We have an Account from London that yester- 
day sennight Doctor John Woodward was expell'd the Royal Society, upon 50 



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Account of some Differences between divers of the Members, w cn 'tis 
thought are in some measure fomented by him. 

June 2 (Fri.). This Morning was an Election for a new Principal of 
Brazen-Nose Coll. The Competitors were D r . Smith Principal of Hart- 
Hall & formerly Fellow of the Coll. and M r . Robert Shippen M.A., & 
actual Fellow of Brazen-Nose. M r . Shippen carried it by one vote. D r . 
Smith is a Man of Learning and a good Disciplinarian ; but Shippen 
being a sly, wor[l]dly Man, & having no small stock of Confidence, (with- 
out any thing of Letters) and being withall but young (for he took his 

10 Degree of Master of Arts July 4. 1699) and having wheedled himself into 
y e Affections of the greatest Part of the College, who exspect to live easy 
under him, without Prosecution of Studies (according to the modern 
Custom) he carried his Point as easily as he did sometime agoe for y e 
Professorship of Musick in Gresham College in opposition to y e ingenious 
M r . Estwick, formerly of Christ-Church, who is reckon'd to understand 
Musick as well as any Man in England, and was a fit man for being Pro- 
fessor, whereas Shippen understands little or nothing of it, and 'twas 
look'd upon as the greatest Piece of Impudence to stand against a Man 
every ways so well qualified. But this we ought not to wonder at in an 

20 Age when merit is postpon'd generally to Worthlessness, and Men of the 
greatest Abilities are sure to be put by if they stand against Persons of 
intrigueing Tempers, such as are illiterate and are like to be Patrons of 
Idleness, Loosness, and wtever suits with the Dispositions of those that 
are inclin'd to ridicule and Banter. 

June 3 (Sat.). An imperfect Edition of y e 39 Articles in Latin, without 
a Title, certainly printed at Oxford by Leon. Lichfield in 1636, as appears 
by a Copy we have in Bodley. The Leaf in the Bodlejan Copy contain- 
ing the 20 th - Article is cut out. The Leaf in D r . Atterbury's Copy has 
been also cut out, but there is another inserted of y e very same print. 

30 — Immediately after our's in Bodley follows a Book of certain Canons 
as there does in D r . Atterbury's, and both are of y e same print. The 
Signature B. in the 2 d . leaf of the sheet exactly the same in D r . Atterbury's 
Copy with y e same Letter in y e 3 d . Leaf. The signature in y e 3 d . 
Leaf the same also in y e Bodlejan Copy. The B. in the first & last 
Leaf of that signature the very same in both Copies. The m in Bap- 
tismum in the 1 6 th Article at too great a distance from s in both Copies 
— & so the u in both Copies of the same word — In y e Title Page 
of one of Selden's Articles in 1563. the Capital Letter 'E with a pen, 
but no other. — At the first Article these imperfect words de un . . . 

4° dei quali . . . se qualib . . . effect. At the second \ 2 veri . . . deus et . . . 
homo in uni . . . personi . . . Some other tracts in this Book — the 
first printed at Colon in 1548. The second treatise is Reformed Pres- 
bytery opposing tyrannicall Presbytery, & Prelaticall Episcopacie, As 
the greatest Enemies of the Subjects common liberty, Ecclesiastical & 
Civill. pr. in the Yeare 1645. — then come the Articles — The 4 th is 
Bishops defended from Scripture, &c. by D. D. Vidua, pr. in 164 1. 
The 5 tn De absoluto Reprobationis Decreto. Versio ex Anglico. 

D r . Lockey enter'd this Book w th his own Hand. 

June 2-3.] 



Amst. 1640.— The 6 th De bello Bohemico Ferdinandi II. &c. Col. Agr. 
1622. per Aub. Miraeum. — The 7 th De non temerandis Ecclesijs by Sir 
H. Spelman. Edinb. 16 16. — 

A Letter to the Reverend M r . Hilkiah Bedford occasion'd by D r . 
Smith's Papers, & an Excellent Answer publish'd by him to Priest-craft 
in Perfection. 

Reverend Sir, — This comes to renew my Thanks to you for the great 
Care and Trouble you have been at in packing up and sending to me the 
several Books and Papers that were left to me by the Excellent D r . Smith. 
Both the Boxes were deliver'd to me by the Carrier on Wednesday Morning, 10 
and I am now making a Catalogue of them, that I may by that means be the 
more able to digest & range them in their proper order. 'Tis a very 
valuable Collection, and ought to be preserv'd, there being contain'd in the 
letters and the D r ' s Remarks an extraordinary good Account of these dis- 
temper'd times. The other Papers, both those written by himself and those 
that were done by other Hands, are very curious and learned ; such as will be 
of admirable service to the Publick whenever they shall be apply 'd that way. 
As soon as I have drawn up the Catalogue, I will take care to have them 
bound up in Past-Board Covers, and plac'd in proper Boxes, on purpose that 
they may the better escape the Injuries of time and other Accidents. Tho' 20 
D r . Jenkin be personally unknown to me, yet I am well acquainted with his 
great Integrity and Learning, and I shall send him whatever Papers I meet 
with upon the Subject you mention, not doubting but that this will be 
altogether conform to the Design and Intent of our deceas'd Friend. Be 
pleas'd to give the D r . my humble service, and to tell him that timely notice 
will be given whenever any such Papers are sent up. 

I am also by this letter to thank you for the Publick service you have done 
to Religion in general, and in particular to the Church of England by your 
Answer to Priest-Craft in Perfection. The Copy you order'd me came to 
my hands this Morning. I have read it about half over, and I think that you 3° 
have given us an Excellent Defence of Arch.-Bp. Laud, and Bp. Pearson, 
and that you have with suitable learning and Judgment overthrown whatever 
has been advanc'd by the wicked Author of this Pamphlet. By what you 
have said about the Cambridge MSS ts . and by obviating the new objections 
at y e End of The Managers Pro and Con you have far exceeded my Ex- 
spectation. This is my opinion, deliver'd without any manner of Partiality ; 
and I wish others may be as fair and candid in their Judgments. All I have 
as yet heard against it is that 'tis too tedious; but this is spoken even by 
those Men that have formerly asserted the same of our good Friend 
D r . Smith's Lives, and of some other Performances of y* kind. & therefore 40 
I do not in this particular rely much upon their Judgments, whatever 
Deference I pay to them on other Accounts. And I regard them in this 
Matter the less, because I have heard the same Men speak extravagantly 
in favour of Dr. Heylin's Life of Arch b P. Laud & some other Works of that 
nature w ch nevertheless are much longer than the Lives of D r . Smith or the 
other Work for w ch I now return you my thanks. Methinks these Men 
should endeavour to be more candid, especially such of them as seem to have 
a just regard for the Honour of the Church of England, and deeply to resent 
what has been offer'd by Priest-Craft. The Adversaries will take hold of all 
Objections, and will make use of whatever can be started in their favour, and 50 
therefore none of the Church of England should favour such Objections, but 
rather give good Characters of the Replys made against them, especially if 
they are such as are done with Skill & Judgment, as I take your's to be. 

I am, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble Serv*. 

Tho: Hearne. 

Oxon. June 3 d , 17 10. 



[1710 : 

My humble service to M r . Smith. I write to him this Post. If D r . Atter- 
bury, from whom I rec d a Letter this Day, & to whom I write on Tuesday- 
next, does not print the List of Subscribers, I hope you will take care to 
do it at some time or other. I have found my collated Articles in one of 
the Boxes. 

Printers begin the Year from Michaelmas Term. 

June 6 (Tu.). Since the writing of the foregoing Letter to M r - Bedford 
I have read over y e latter Part of his Book, & I think I am oblig'd in jus- 
tice to give this Character of it, that I think 'tis a most compleat and 

10 substantial Answer to Priest-Craft, and that he has shew'd himself to be 
a learned, judicious and an honest Man, had there been no other Testi- 
mony of these Qualifications, as there certainly are, and he has sufficiently 
approv'd himself worthy of y* great Character given of him by that Ex- 
cellent Judge D r . Hickes in what he has said before the first Part of M r . 
Bedford's Translation of the History of Oracles. But notwithstanding 
this another shorter Reply will come out ; but the arguments of that will 
be taken from M r . Bedford's Fund, and will be as it were only an abridg- 
ment of his Book, to render it so much the more generally usefull, just 
as M r . Wall's History of Baptism was abridg'd for ye use of those Person's 

20 of meaner Capacities & those y* could not go to the Price of y e other. 

To Dr. Atterbury. 

Reverend Sir, — As soon as I receiv'd your imperfect Copy of the Articles 
I compar'd it with that of 1636 in Bodley, and from all Circumstances I find 
that 'tis of the very same Impression. Our Copy belong'd first of all to 
M r . Robert Burton of your College, and the Leaf containing the 2cF°- Article 
is cut out, but not supply'd as 'tis in your's. I shew'd your Copy to M r . 
Lichfield the Printer, who is the best Judge of the Types us'd by his Grand- 
father, M r . Leonard Lichfield, whose Name appears in the Title-Page of ours. 
M r . Lichfield says that not only the Canons at the End of your Copy but the 

3° Articles themselves (not excepting the inserted Leaf) were printed by his Grand- 
father, to whom D r . Prideaux was a great Friend, and he thinks for that reason 
he might the more easily be impos'd upon in this Impression. He hath some of 
the Italick Letter in his House at this time, as he also hath the Borders that 
appear at the Beginning of the Canons. The same Canons are likewise 
printed at the End of our Copy, in the same Letter and on the same Paper, 
but without date either at y e beginning or End. They do withall answer 
your's so exactly in every other particular, that there is no reason to doubt 
they are both of the same Impression. 

As to the Copy in M r . Selden's Library without the Scrole, I lay little or no 

4° stress upon the marginal Notes in it. It does not appear when nor by whom 
they were made, nor from what MS*, those two or three, that have the 
Letters MS. added after them were taken. If the Person that put them down 
intended that they should be of Authority to posterity he ought to have 
written his Name, and to have mention'd what MS*, he us'd and where 'twas 
lodg'd. It certainly came into the Library with the other Books of M r . 
Selden, and was enter'd with the rest by D r . Lockey himself. 'Twas also 
bound after it came hither; but D r . Lockey forgot to caution the Binder 
about the marginal Notes. I take the hand to be later than that to w ch we 
owe the Corrections in the Copy w ch has the Scrole. 

5° It agrees very much with some of M r . Selden's own writing that I have 
seen, tho' different from his common-writing. 'Tis also much such another 
hand that D 1 *. Lockey writ in ; but I am far from thinking it to be his. 
I gave M r . Bedford an Account of this Book, and sent him up the Notes. 

June 3-10.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 61-78. 


I happen'd to keep a Copy of my Letter by me, and for your better Satis- 
faction I shall transcribe that Part of it w ch relates to this Affair. (To be 
transcrib'd from another Book.) I have return'd your Copy, and I hope that 
you will upon all occasions, when you think I can assist you, apply to, 
Sir, your ever oblig'd humble Serv*. 

Tho: Hearne. 

Oxon. June 6 th . 1710. 

June 7 (Wed.). Sometimes in printing they make use of this mark ^ 
for a Signature after the Alphabet was compleated. So I have seen in 
Pliny's Epistles printed in folio at Venice by Joannes Rubeus Vercellensis 10 
with Catanseus's Notes, An. 15 19. out of Reverence to the Cross. — The 
Epitaph upon the Honorary Monument of Mr. John Philips at West- 
minster is, Honos erit huic quoque porno. W cl1 is the Motto that is added 
to the Figure of the Pine Tree plac'd in the Title-Page of the noble 
Edition of Photius's Bibliotheque printed at Aug. Vindelic. 1601. by the 
Care of Hceschelius. fol. — The Galeae of the antients were made of 
Brass. See Laurentius's Polymathia pag. 305. col. 1. where is like- 
wise an Account of the Bucculae, and of the cristas plac'd upon the Hel- 
mets of the Antients, whence the modern Crests. Laurentius has not an 
Account of the Cassides. His Book stands P. 5. 18. Art. — M r . John 20 
Kersey the Mathematician was born at Bodicot near Banbury An. D. 
1616. He was encourag'd to and set upon the Study of Mathema- 
ticks by the Dentons of Hillesdon in the County of Bucks. 

June 8 (Th.). There is just publish'd in one Sheet 8 V0 . The Speech 
that was spoken by y e present Bp. 1 of Oxford (commonly call'd John 
of Oxford) before the House of Lords in the late case of D r . Sache- 
verel, w ch Speech is a most childish, pitifull, illiterate and indeed mali- 
cious and Republican, Whiggish, Libell, &, like Burnett's of Sarum, con- 
triv'd for moving and carrying on Rebellion and giving the Subjects a 
Liberty of deposing and turning out y eir lawfull Magistrates, whenever 30 
it shall be thought suitable for y e Interests of a few Knavish, ambitious 
Men. — For digesting Tully's Epistles according to y e Order of time 
in w cn they were written must be observ'd what Pighius has said in 
the n d . Tome of his Annals, pag. 464. 

June 9 (Fri.). S. D. stands for suo deer do, both in MSS ts . and stones, 
and not for Senatus decreto, as some have ignorantly suppos'd, and by 
that means corrupted the best Authors, not excepting Tully himself. 
See Pighius's Annals Tom. 1 11. p. 50. 

June 10 (Sat.). One Sir Cleve Moore having lately taken out a 
Commission of Lunacy against Joseph Edmonds Esq 1 ", of Hartfordshire, 40 
the said M r . Edmonds was without any Notice of the Matter violently 
seiz'd on to his great Surprise, hurried up to London, and the Matter 
was try'd before y e Lord Chancellor, and he was acquitted. He is a 
Gentleman of 70 Years of Age, a truly honest Man, of great Loyalty, 
and has by his prudent and wise Management strangely improv'd his 
Estate. So that it may seem a wonder that any one should have the 
Impudence to commence a Prosecution of this nature against him. But 

1 William Talbot. 



[1710 : 

the Gentleman that presum'd to do it is one of the Devil's Brood, a 
strong, knavish, bold Whigg. The reason offer d against him was that 
he has settled an Estate of 80 libs, per Annum on his wive's Sister 
who has done him great Service since his said Wive's Decease. The 
said Moore is Son in Law to Mr. Edmonds, marrying his Daughter about 
20 Years agoe, with whom however he never cohabits. — The Whiggs 
have just reprinted a Paper printed formerly soon after the Revolution, 
being intitled a Letter from M r3 . Eyre concerning the late Bp. Lake's 
Opinion with respect to Passive Obedience. — Bp. Burnett has publish'd 

10 a republican Sermon preach'd by him in the Cathedral Church of Sarum 
last 29^ of May. — The Life of John Dolben is come out in 2 Sheets 
8 V0 . Also there is publish'd an Elegy upon him in half a Sheet on one 
side. — D r . Sacheverell being gone to take Possession of his Parsonage 
in Wales, he is everwhere caress'd and huzza'd by the Mobb, and the 
best of y e Gentry pay him all suitable Respect, & great Summs of Money 
are presented him in divers Places. — This Day between 3 and 4 of the 
Clock came to the Publick Library Mr. Willett of Wadham, Mr. Dod of 
Brazen-Nose, and M r . * * Roberts (Author of a Visitation Sermon, w ch 
has made a great Noise) on purpose to look into the Articles with the 

20 Scrole, and the Volume out of w ch Priest-Craft says the first Edition 
is cut, & they found Priest-Craft to be a lyar, and that what is as- 
serted against him in the Answer (newly publish'd) as to this Point is 
exactly true. 

June 11 (Sun.). About Graham's Dike must be consulted D r . Smith's 
Papers (penes me) Vol. xci. — In that Volume some things about Cocker- 
sand in Lancashire, with an old Inscription, not noted by Gale. Look 
into D r . Colet's Oratio amongst Arch^P. Laud's MSS. and see in what 
hand the MSS*' 8 . Corrections are made to it. Ask D*. Hudson for a 
Paper of Notes to Josephus lent him by D r . Smith. They are Excerpta 
3° out of Is. Casaubon's Papers, & were made by D r . Bernard. They re- 
late to Num. xcix. In the same Bundle are mention'd variae Lectiones e 
Codice Prophetarum in Bibl. Regia. These were also made by D r . 
Bernard, but are wanting. Quaere who has them. Perhaps D r . Grabe. 
Ask of M r . Bedford. I miss another Paper of Notes upon Josephus. I 
suppose they are in D r . Hudson's Hands. If so, they are to be call'd for. 

June 12 (Mon.). Last Week one M r . A a a Gentleman of the 

long Robes going to one M r . Tonson, a Barber's, to have some super- 
fluous Hairs taken off, and the Barber (according to the usual Custom 
of those People) entering into the Subject of the present Addresses, M r . 

4° A a was so imprudent as to say that the Hereditary Right was in the 

Prince of Wales (or the Pretender) w ch put the Barber into a ferment, 
and he was seconded by his Wife, both of them maintaining with great 
Zeal in opposition to the Lawyer that the Queen's was the Hereditary 
Title and not a Parliamentary one. After the Gentleman had left them, 
Tonson makes Information against him, and he was forc'd to do Pen- 
nance but was dismiss'd at last, tho' not without considerable Damage. 
Which may be a warning to honest men not to enter into Topicks of 
this nature with Barbers. — Some Parts of the fakes Rurales were like 
the antient Roman Chissels that they us'd to cut stones with, as may be 

June 10-14.] 



seen in Robortellus's liber I mus Emendationum c. 28. These Falces Ru- 
rales Robortellus quotes from Caesar's Com. de Bello Gallico lib. III. 
where however others read murales, but contrary to Robortellus's MSS ts . 
And what he says agrees with a most diligent Description of them in 
Columella lib. iv. c. 25. if we may credit him ; but he is excellently well 
confuted by Sigonius in his Emendatt. p. 409. Franc. 1604. This Book 
of Robortellus's stands P. 6. 8. Art. At the very Beginning of it is 
an Emendation of Sapphus w cn Robortellus had before attempted in his 
Ed. of Longinus. In Lib. II. C. 39. He quotes his scholae pata- 
vinae as then in ye Press. — Pag. 156. of the I st . Appendix to A Com- 10 
pendious Discourse on the Eucharist (printed at Oxford in 1688.) Arch b P. 
Cranmer is said for flattery, lust, inconstancy, ingratitude, treason, and 
most damnable Hobbism, utterly pernicious to the being of a Church, to 
deserve the Invectives & Execrations of all Posterity. Tell M r . Dod- 
well of this. The Appendixs were written by M r . Walker but the Discourse 
it self by M r . Woodhead. It stands C. n. 10. Line. 

June 13 (Tu.). Pantaleon was 43 Years of Age when his Book 
call'd Prosopographia Heroum atque illustrium Virorum Germanise came 
out. . — If any of M r . Camden's Papers should be publish'd 'twould be 
worth while to print with them the Corrections of Milles's Catalogue of 20 
Honour, which M r . Camden made with his own Hand and inserted them 
in a Copy of large Paper, now preserv'd in the Bodlejan Library. See 
P. 6. 15. Art. This would be acceptable to Persons that are furnish'd 
with, and make use of, this Book. — Out of some MSS fc . Notes of 
Dr. Edw. Bernard, (prefix'd to Philoxenus & other Glossographers,) 
out of a MS*, he made use of at Paris. IHS sex literis scribitur apud 
Graecos, viz. I & H & C & 0& Y& C. quorum numeri sunt XVIII. & 
CC«. & LXX. & C C C C«. & C C*i. qui fiunt simul DCCC LXXXVIIL 
qui numerus figura Resurrectionis aggaudet. It stands P. 4. 2. Art. — My 
IA Bacon died in the 66 th Year of his Age. His Life is prefix'd to his 3° 
Latin Works. P. 4. 3. Art. — At the end of Phavorinus's Lexicon in 
Bibl. Bodl. (pr. at Rome 1523.) . . are several Words added by Dr. 
Bernard from a Baroccian MS*. Num. 50. — The Picture of Geo. 
Chapman, shewing him to be then an old Man, in his Translation of 
Batrachom. ... 

June 14 (Wed.). Out of Angelus Roccha's Bibliotheca Vaticana. . . 
pag. 18. 

Etenim antiquiores Latini non in consonantibus, sed in vocalibus aspi- 
ratione utebantur, Graecasque diphtongos frequenter adhibebant, ut ex 
vetusto lapide ad Pontem Cescium clarum fit, ad parietem scilicet cujusdam 40 
domus, in qua haec legitur Inscriptio : 

Heic est sepulcrum, hau pulcrum pulcrai feminse 

Nomen parentes nominarunt Claoudiam, &c. 
Ubi ponuntur heic pro hie, 1 pulcrai pro pulcrae, & Claoudiam pro Claudiam, 
more Graecorum : & sepulcrum ac pulcrum absque aspiratione. 

June 13. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 19). Sends Dr. Smith's Catalogue of 

1 Fortunai pro Fortunes legitur in Inscriptione apud Reinesium, pag. 160. Reinesius 
autem id notariorum & marmorariorum incurite tribuit ; perperam, ni fallor. 



[1710 : 

This is the same Inscription that I have mention'd in the last Volume 
from an old Edition of Sallust ; but whereas 'tis here imperfect in Sallust 
'tis intire, & otherwise written, being taken, unless I am mistaken, with 
more Accuracy, and will therefore deserve to be publish'd whenever 
a convenient opportunity offers. — Franciscus Barocius Patritius Venetus 
publish'd his Latin Translation of Proclus's Comm. upon Euclid, with 
Figures and Corrections, an. 1560. fol. being then only 22 Years of Age. 
His Picture at y e Beginning of y e Book. 

June 15 (Th.). Just publish'd, A Return to our former good old 
10 Principles and Practice, the only way to restore and preserve our Peace , 
in a Sermon preach'd at S*. Mary's Oxon. May 14 th . 1710. by W m . 
Tilly B.D. Fellow of C. C.C. Rector of Wightham near Oxford, and 
Domestick Chaplain to the Earl of Abingdon. This Sermon is printed 
in 8™., & is taken from Jer. vi. 16. The Observer of these Matters 
was one of the Auditors, and he had given an Account of the several 
Particulars at y* time, had he not been assur'd 'twould be made Publick, 
as 'tis at last. So that all he thinks fit to say of it is that 'tis a most 
excellent, seasonable Discourse, plainly laying open the Defection of a 
great Number of the Church of England Divines and y e abominable 
20 Wickedness of others. But whether all y t he says of D r . Sacheverell, 
particularly in the Letter to him prefix'd to the Book, be strictly agreeable 
to the Truth must be left to the impartial Judgment of others. 
This Remarkable Inscription in Reinesius pag. 1 56. 


b Schedis L. Langerm. IC. Jocularia est, & indigna cujusquam cura, 
sapitque seculum semi-barbarum. — 

We have amongst M r . Henry Jones's MSS. in Bibl. Bodl. Vita Griffini 
3° filij Conani R. Venedotice vel Northwallice. w cl1 , if not already printed in 
any Collection, will deserve to be publish'd at some time or other as 
containing divers things relating to the British History w ch are not 
common. . . . 

June 16 (Fri.). . . . The Inscription to Barbatus publish'd by 
Reinesius pag. 410. — An Inscription there pag. 539. relating to the 
Fabri Ferrarij. . . . 

June 17 (Sat.). The L d . Sunderland is turn'd out from being chief 
Secretary of State, and the L d . Dartmouth, one of the 52 L ds that voted 
for D r . Sacheverell is put in his Place. But the Governours of the Bank 
40 of England having represented to the Queen that divers ill Consequences 
would ensue if any other such Removes were made, the Queen has 
declar'd she intends no other Alterations. — The College of the Balistarij 

printed books for H.'s and Dr. Hudson's use. Wishes that Rymer's Foedera 
and indeed the whole collection could be disposed of to a public library. Had 
not time to condense the Answer to Priestcraft. Dr. Atterbury's book will 
make abundant amends for all its faults. Messages from Mr. Smith and Dr. 

June 14-20.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 92-109. 


and Ferrarij mention'd in an Inscription of Reines. pag. 602. Ferrarij 
are ferri exercitores. In pag. 614. is one to C. Julius C. F. who was 
Prof. Fabr. IL That is, Prcefectus of the second Fabrica. — Points 
sometimes put under Words in Inscriptions, just as they are some- 
times in MSS. to shew that such words ought to be struck out. See 
Reinesius p. 692. 

June 18 (Sun.). There is just publish'd in Folio the Tryal of D r . 
Henry Sacheverell. Price 7s. There is also come out a II d . Edition 
of M r . Hoadley's Account of the Original of Government. — D r . Kennett, 
that great Admirer and Preacher up of the Hodlejan Doctrine, has 10 
publish'd a Spittle Sermon, in w ch he recommends Charity, (tho' he is far 
from being charitable himself) & calls Mr. Strype a good Historian, 
that is because he is of the same Stamp, & of the same Class, with 

June 19 (Mon.). A remarkable Monument in Reinesius pag. 744. of 
too great Affection in a Young Woman, who absconded from the World, 
and would never appear publick after the Death of her I st Husband, w cn 
happen' d in the 17 th Year of his Age, when they had been married 7 
Months, and 1 1 Days. This monument seems to be genuine, notwith- 
standing it be suspected by Capacius and Reinesius. — In pag. 755 is an 20 
Inscription with Accents or commas upon the top of each Syllable, and 
at the End of each Word. — An Inscription to Pancharius. pag. 930. in 
w cil he is call'd puer, and yet he was 20 Years, 8 Months, and 12 
Days old. — 

D r . Thomas Smith, as he was a Person well vers'd in all sorts of 
Learning, and one of the best Scholars that were ever bred in Magdalen 
College, and indeed in this University, so he had an extraordinary good 
Collection of Books, in all Faculties, w cn he took care to digest in the 
best order. These Books he pick't up in his Tra veils, and at other times, 
when he had a good, convenient opportunity. His Knowledge in Books 30 
was so exstensive that Men of the best Reputation, such as have spent not 
only hundreds, but Thousands of Pounds for furnishing Libraries, 
apply'd themselves to him for his Advice and Direction, and were glad 
when they could receive a Line or two from him to assist them in that 
Affair. His printed Books (collected with great Care and Judgment) 
consist of about 6 or 7 thousand Volumes, of the best and most usefull 
Authors, some of which he had left to the University of Oxford (particularly 
to the Bodlejan and Magdalen College Libraries) had not he been much 
discourag'd (as divers other Excellent Men have been) in his several 
Pursuits after Learning ; and had not some Men of that Place put a slight 40 
upon him, which he neither could, nor indeed ought to, brook. Mr. 
Abednego Seller was another Non-Juror, and had also collected an 
Excellent study of Books, but as he was a man of less Learning than 
Dr. Smith, so his Books were inferior to them and heap'd together with 
less Discretion. 

June 20 (Tu.). R. 3. II. Art. Monumenta clarorum prascipue toto 
orbe terrarum virorum per Sigefridum Rybisch. A Monument there to 
Valerius Cordus, a most Eminent Physitian, who died in the 29 th Year of 
his Age. — Another, there to Lud. Gratus Marganius a most Eminent 




Astronomer, who liv'd only xx Years, 8 Months & 20 Days. He 
died an. 1531. — One to Jo. Picus Mirandula who died in the 32 d Year of 
his Age. One there to Christopher Longolius, a prodigious Scholar, 
but cut off when he was a very Young Man. His age not put down 
there. — We have in the Bodlejan Library amongst Arch b P. Laud's 
MSS ts . a Copy of Gyraldus Cambrensis de Mirabilibus Hybernice . . . 
written very fairly upon Vellam in the time (I think) of King John, and 
before it is Geffry of Monmouth in the same Hand. This of Gyraldus 
has the Pictures of several of the Animals and other strange things 

10 describ'd in the Book, and it had once a great many more, but they 
have been cut out, as many Curiosities of the same nature have been 
taken out of other Books. These Pictures are done very well and 
answer other Works of that kind done in the same Age. We have 
another MS*, of Gyraldus Cambrensis (de Topographia Hiberniae) . . . 
upon Vellam also, but in a more modern Hand and w tb out Figures. 
Neither of them have any Map. Maps then were seldom made, they 
being ignorant in Mathematicks. And when they did make any 
Draughts, they were done but indifferently, tho' they improv'd by degrees. 
Yet even after these Improvements, they were far from being either 

20 accurate or agreeable to the Eye. They were much such as we see in 
the more early woodden Cutts, w ch generally were form'd according to the 
Figures represented in MSS ts . Of this we have Instances in the first 
Specimens of Printing at Harlem, and in the Map of Scotland at the End 
of the MS*. Hardyng in M r . Selden's Library. Which map has but few 
Names, but to set it out the better the Figures of some of the chief 
Cities and Townes are represented in a pretty large Posture, w cl1 takes 
up a good Part of y e Page. And the Divisions of each Country are some- 
thing strange and disagreeable, yet altogether conform to the humours of 
those times. — Remember to tell Mr. Burghers of Spener's pars specialis 

30 operis Heraldici. . . — Remember to tell M r . Oddy that the Gentium 
& familiarum Romanarum Stemmata were drawn up and publish'd by 
Richardus Streinnius, and printed by Hen. Stephens anno 1559. fol. 
They stand S. 6. 6. Art. — Ovid's Metamorph. were corrected and 
publish'd by Jo. Andreas Aleriensis Episcopus (at Rome,) an. 147 1. In 
the Beginning of w cn Edition he mentions an Edition of Tully's orations 
preparing by him for the Press. Ovid stands S. 6. 7. Art. Some other 
Pieces of Ovid are with it, of the same Edition. 

June 21 (Wed.). The Picture of Paul Manucius before his Book de 
Comitijs. . . — A second Part of Timoth}. and Philatheus is come out 
.40 in Answer to the Rights. There is a very large Preface, but silly & 
plainly shews the Author to be a Whigg 2 , and indeed a fool, he having 
reflected upon D r . Lister & some other Great Men. 

June 22 (Th.). Last Week five Gentlemen being at a Tavern within 
five Miles of London drunk Damnation to D r . Sacheverell, and cut the 
Drawer's Nose off because he refus'd it, having it seems forgot the 

1 The Author one Oldisworth. He is an honest Non-Juror, & an ingenious man, 
tho' he hath not in this work come up to the Exspectations rais'd of him. 

2 He only personated himself so. 

Juno 20-28.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 109-125. 

Coventry Act by wch such Diabolical and barbarous Acts are declar'd to 
be Felony. — Laurentius Schraderus Halberstadiensis travell'd over all 
Italy, and collected all the modern Inscriptions of any Moment, & 
afterw* published his Collections under this Title, Monumentorum Italiae, 
qua? hoc nostro saeculo & a Christianis posita sunt, libri quatuor. Hel- 
maestadij 1592. fol. — In Scaliger de Emendatione temporum pag. 
7 - 1 . is Hippolytus's Canon Paschalis. I have a great many valuable 
things relating to it in D r . Smith's MSS*. Papers. 

June 23 (Fri.). The Picture of John Stadius in the 32 d Year of his 
Age in the Title Page of his Fabulae Bergenses &c. . . — Terence 10 
printed in the Year 1496. at Argentine with an Interlineary Gloss, taken 
I suppose expressly from a MS*, as were likewise the wooden Cutts of 
the Actors. It stands T. 1. 18. Art. 

June 24 (Sat.). S r Robert Cotton design'd to have publish'd a 
Survey of Huntingdonshire, & had made divers Collections for that End 
particularly out of Domesday Book, but he had not leisure to digest 

June 26 (Mon.). T. 4. 6. Art. ^Edium Barberinarum Descriptio. 
There are divers old Statues and Inscriptions in it. And T. 4. 16. Art. is 
Ferretius's Musae Lapidariae, full of Inscriptions, &c. In pag. 51. is the 20 
Inscription at large to Claudia, (from a Marble at Rome) that I found at 
the End of an old Sallust, where however 'tis much more correct than 'tis 
here, and deserves to be reprinted most exactly. In pag. 91. is one to a 
learned young Woman, who died in the 14 th Year of her Age. Other 
Inscriptions to learned Ladies frequently occurr, which may very well serve 
to improve Menage's History of learned Women. — paej, iter, via, a 
journey, a way. Coppe. Apex, culmen, fastigium. the top of any thing. 
By pi or By pi 2, idem quod Bupge, or Bupg, urbs, civitas, a Fort, a 
Fortresse, &c. Bery, or Bury, signifies an Habitation, w ch is still made 
out in the Names of Places, as St. Edmond's Bury, &c. So we usually 30 
say, That in a Warren there are Coney-Buries, or Cony-Berries. An- 
tiently it was also taken for a Sanctuary. See D r . Cowell's Interpreter. — 
M r . Purchas was 48 Years of Age when his Excellent Work, in 4 vols, 
calTd the Pilgrims came out. His Picture before it. 

June 27 (Tu.). M r . Benjamin Madox, a Gentleman formerly of 
All- Souls College. D r . Barlow calls him Adolescens optimus in the 
Historia Plantarum universalis put out by Lud. a Graffenried & given to 
Bodley's Library by the said M r . Madox. 

June 28 (Wed.). This Morning M r . Briggenden the New Master of 
Pembroke College was presented to the Degree of D r . of Divinity. — 40 
Aldrovandus's Picture, in the 80 th Year of his Age, in the Beginning of 
his Book de Insectis in Bibl. Bodl. ... In another of his Books (de Ani- 
malibus exanguibus) 'tis put, he being then in the 78^ Year of his. 
Age. . . . Marcus Antonius Ulmus Patavinus writ a folio Book call'd 
Physiologia Barbae humanae. Bononiae 1602. . . . 

June 24. Jas. Tyrrell to H. (Rawl. 10. 142). Complains of an allusion 
to himself in the Vindication of the C. of E., pp. 44 sqq. 
VOL. in. C 




June 30 (Fri.). M r . William Burton's Letter prefix'd to his Transcript 
of some Parts of Leland's Itinerary that he gave to the Bodlejan Library. 

To the learned and worthilye esteemed M r . John Rous M r . of Artes and 
Keeper of the University Library in Oxford. 

Though long yet at length you shall receive for your Librarye foure Partes 
of Leyland his Itinerary in the Originall written with his owne Hand, and 
the Copy of another Part the Archetypus whereof is mine, but now (as 
I heare) in the Handes of Doctor Burton Archdeacon of Gloucester, which 
he received by Loane from a Freind of mine, but never yet restored, the 

10 which I thinke upon request he will impart unto you; which Partes being 
much perished before they happened to me, and thereby very imperfect, 
so that by an ordinary Reader, they cannot so well be understood, by the 
Helpe of his Collectanea, I have rectifyed in many Places, And according to 
your desire I have caused them here to be transcribed, written though not 
with so fine a Letter, yet with a judicious Hand. Some more Partes there 
were of his Itinerary, but through the Negligence of him to whom they were 
first lent, are imbesiled and gone. For the three Partes of his Collectanea 
and his Booke de Scriptoribus Anglian all in Folio and written with his owne 
Hand they shall assuredly come to your Library according to my Promise 

20 made, though I cannot prefixe the definitive time, by reason of the present 
use which I nowe have, and hereafter shall have of them, which true 
Assertion I hope you will approve from him, that to this so rare a Treasury 
will ever be 

A Freind and Furtherer 

William Burton. 

Lindley Leicss. 17 July 1632. 

The Picture of Andreas Vesalius, the Physitian, in a thin folio Book 
of his, written by way of Letier. . . . He was then 28 Years of Age. — 
Raymundus Vieussens (Doctor of Physick) his Picture before his 
3° Neurographia Universalis ... in the 32 d Year of his Age. — This Morning 
M r . Thomas Tanner, Chancellor of Norwich, was presented to the Degree 
of D r . of Div. in a Congregation at 9 Clock. — The true Name of 
Avicenna is Abualjibin-Tsina. See his Canon Medicinse. . . . 

July 1 (Sat.). The true Subject to the Rebell. Or the Hurt of 
Sedition, how grievous it is to a Common-Wealth. Written by Sir John 
Cheeke (Tutor and Privy-Councellour to King Edward the sixt) 1549. 
Reprinted at Oxon..i64i. to which is added a Preface containing a Brief 
Discourse of those Times, as they may relate to the Present, with the 
Author's Life, both by D r . Gerard Langbaine. Sir John one of the 
40 greatest Lights of Learning of that Age. He died at London in 1557. 
— N£. F. 11. 18. A thin Folio MS*, in a modern Hand, taken out of a 
Manuscript Copy of Leyland's own Hand Writing in the Hands of 

June 30. T. H. [Note on Tyrrell's letter, &c, of June 24.] (Rawl. 10. 
143). ' This Paper, with the letter inclos'd was brought and deliver'd to me 
at the Bodlejan Library, between ten and eleven of the Clock in the Morning 
on Friday June the 30 th 17 10, by a young Master of Arts in orders, whom I 
do not remember to have ever seen but once before. As soon as he deliver'd 
it he went away, not staying 'till I open'd it. The Circumstance M r . Tyrrell 
excepts I remember full well ; but M 1 '. Watts was not the Person who stood 
by us when I made the Reply to M r . Tyrrell. What M r . Tyrrell says in this 
Letter is all Shuffle, and has been answer'd in the Vindication. Tho : Hearne. 
— I afterward communicated this Letter, with my Answer, to M r . Bedford.' 

June 30-July 4.] VOL UME XXV, PA GES 126-139. 


S r . Henry S*. George Clarenceaux King at Armes, procured by Rob. Plot 
LL. D. Univ. Coll. A°. D 1 . 1682. — Joannis Lelandi Itinerarij Volumen 
viii. Bibliotheca? Bodlejanse donavit vir eruditus Carolus King, A. M. See 
the Catalogue of MSS. pag. 314. This 8 th Volume belong'd also once 
to M r . Burton. 

July 2 (Sun.). King Charles I st epitomiz'd Arch b P. Laud's Book 
against Fisher, which Performance equall'd his inimitable Book call'd 
EIKQN BA2IAIKH. See Sir Ph. Warwick's Memoires pag. 82. 

July 3 (Mon.). Gesner took a great many of the Pictures in his 
Excellent & usefull Work of the History of Animals from MSS. His 10 
Picture is at y e Beginning of the 3 d . Book of this Great Work, . . . 
being then only xxxix. Years of Age. — Du Fresne has Tables (I 
suppose from old Monuments) at the Beginning of the I st Vol. of his 
Gloss, media? & infimag Graecitatis w cn explain & illustrate the several 
Habits of the Greek Emperors & of the chief Ecclesiastical Officers. — 
Patin's Picture in the 2Q tn Year of his Age before his Familiae Romana? 
printed at Paris 1663. fol. ... — Two Fragments of a MS*. Latin 
Chronicle, written in a fair and neat but antient Hand, fix'd by the 
Binder to the printed Collection of Authors de Morbo Gallico, G. 2. 5. 
Med. To be consider'd what Author, and whether printed. There are 20 
also two more Leaves of it pasted upon a Latin Hippocrates H. 1. 3. 

July 4 (Tu.). Fortunius Licetus writ a Discourse in 4*° of 55 Pages 
giveing an Account of his own Works, what they were and what they 
treated about. — A plain Country Man being called at an Assize in 
Norfolk to be a Witness about a Peice of Land that was in Controversy, 
the Judge ask'd him What call you that Water that runs on the South 
Side of the Close? the Fellow answered, My Lord, our Water comes 
without calling. — Mistakes out of Scripture. Out of the Psal. — The 

July 2. EL to Jas. Tyrrell. [Copy in Hearne's handwriting.] (Rawl. 
10. 144). My Answer to M r . Tyrrell's Letter.— Sir, I have care- 
fully read over your Letter, but find no Objections in it but what- have 
been fully answer'd in the Vindication, w ch Book I take to be an elaborate 
Performance, done with exquisite Learning and Judgment. The Circum- 
stance you are pleas'd to except I remember full well, but M r . Watts was not 
the Gentleman that was by when that Affair was transacted. 'Tis Demon- 
stration that we never had an English Copy printed in 1563, and, I think, we 
may call any Thing a Counterfeit as well as the Scroul of our Latin copy. 
But I desire to be excus'd from the Trouble of repeating the Arguments, 
which are ofter'd by the Excellent Author of the Vindication. If the Author 
of Priest-Craft shall think fit to proceed in his Hostilities, I do not doubt but 
he will be refuted as well as he has been already, The Gentleman who has 
undertaken him has Courage to go on, and I am persuaded he will not want 
Assistance in such a Worthy Design. I do not wonder that the Advocates of 
the Church of England are styl'd magisterial and confident, when I see them 
abus'd so much every day. I am, Sir, Your humble Serv*. Tho: Hearne. — 
M r . Watts is not in Town.' [Rawl. 10. 145, Tyrrell to H., is undated, but 
earlier ; H. is asked to query any other passages that may be omitted in the 
Introduction ; his former queries have been attended to. On the back, H. 
has written J. C. Wolfs address]. 

c 2 



[1710 : 

drunken Minister of Polton for The wicked set traps in my Wayes read 
The wicked set Taps in my Ways. Out of the Actes — Another reading 
that Place of the Persecution of S*. Paul, Forty Men made Vows to kill 
Paul read fourty Men made Bows to kill Paul. Out of the Apocalyps — 
One reading of that Place of the Whore of Babylon, for there arose a 
great Smoak read For there arose a great smock. — Hsec exscripsi 
ex schedula quadam MS. ad calcem cujusdam libri medici impressi, ubi 
& alia id genus adponuntur. — There are two other Fragments of the 
MS. Chronicle above mention'd us'd by the Binder in Joan. Michael 
i° Savonarola's Practica Major S. i. 3. Med. 

July 5 (Wed.). As D r . Sacheverell's Picture has been ingrav'd several 
Times, & great Numbers have been and are constantly sold, so the 
Faction, who are mightily concern' d at y e Reception D r . Sacheverell 
meets with, out of pure opposition & the more to gain upon the Mob 
have got that vile Rascal Hoadly's Picture ingrav'd and printed, not at 
all like him, but in a full, plump posture, whereas he is a thin, meagre, 
soure Fellow, more like a scare-Crow than a Man ; w ch being noted by 
some Honest Gentlemen they have got some Copies to be alter'd, putting 
on him Asses Ears and two Horns, with a Couple of Wings, and at the 
20 Bottom is writ uxor ad vivum pinxit ; w ch is in short a plain Representa- 
tion of the foolish, Diabolical, hellish Doctrines of this noisy scribler and 
of the Unhappy Circumstances he is under by the lascivious, wanton 
Pranks of a Wife who takes care to have him cuckol'd every day. — 
Andreas Vesalius was a most Excellent Physitian. His Picture in y e 
xxvin* 11 Year of his Age is at y e Beginning of his Book de humani Cor- 
poris fabrica .... 

July 6 (Th.). We hear from Dublin that on Sunday Night June 25 th 
some Persons abus'd the Statue of the late K. William that was put up 
against the College Gate, by wresting the Trunchion out of his Hand, 

30 (and carrying it off) breaking some of his Fingers, bending the sword by 
his side, putting a Rope about his Kneck, and leaving a Surreverence 
upon the Back of his Horse. For w ch Act a Reward of an hundred 
lib 8 is ofTer'd for the Discovery. — Two more Leaves of the MS*. 
Chronicle above mention'd in Villanovanus's Works, U. 1. 4. Med. — 
Yesterday M r . Thomas Coney (Author of a Poem) accumulated the 
Degrees of Bach. & D r . of Div. He is of Univers. Coll. & has a good 
Parsonage, & is in a fair way of getting other Prefer mt . At the same 
time took the Degree of D r . of Phys. M r . John Thorp of the same 
College, who is undersecretary to the Royal Society, & a goodnatur'd 

40 Man, and has a Discourse in the Transactions about Worms in the 
Head, &c. — To endeavour to get some Account of the Birth, Parentage, 
Education, Studies, Preferments, & the other memorable Passages of the 
Life of that Great & Good Man Bp. Pearson. Dr Thane his Nephew 
can give Information. 

July 6. J. Bennett to H. (Rawl. 2. ior). Thanks for account of the 
authors of the Antiquities of the British Nation. What is the judgment of 
his Alma Mater and of H. cone, this great and solemn prosecution? ' Your 
Friend the Bp. of Waterford is at last return'd to Ireland, without his fair 
Mistress. I wish him better Succes, next time he attempts such an affair.' 

July 4-9.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 139-157. 


July 7 (Fri.). Erycius Puteanus writ Historia Cisalpina. Tis in the 
II d . Part of the 3 d . Tome of Grgevius's Thesaurus Antiquitatum & 
Historiarum Italia?. Where is also his Picture in the xxxix* 11 Year of his 
Age. — This Day M r . Shippen Principal of Brasen-Nose accumulated the 
Degrees of Bach, and Doctor in Divinity, & at the same time accumulated 
in the Degrees of Physick (as grand-compounder) one Bavan of the same 
College, a white liver'd, sneaking, mean-spirited & hypochondriacal 
Fellow. — Athanasius's Picture prefix'd to the Paris Edition of his Works 
in Gr. and Lat. mdcxxvii. taken from a very old MS*, at Alexandria. — 
D r . Whitby has just publish'd a Folio Book by way of Appendix to his 10 
Comm. and notes in two folio Volumes upon the New Testament. In 
this Supplement he has added an Examen in Latin (if I may call school 
Boy Jargon Latin) of D r . Mill's Testament, by w cil he has confirm'd the 
understanding part of the world in the Sentiments they had of him 
before, that he is a dull, pretending, heavy, muddy-headed man. He pre- 
tends that D r . Mill has done mischief ; if so the Editors of the Testament 
before with various Readings, & the Publishers of the Poly-glott Bible, 
& of the Fathers have done hurt ; but alass ! if any hurt be done it comes 
from such injudicious, Socinian, Plagiary, Whiggish & conceited Inter- 
preters as Whitby, who talks of MSS. & old Editions, w ch he never 20 
consulted nor knows any thing of but as told him by others, perhaps such 
as his Friend John Masson, who is sent with young Gentlemen some- 
times to Geneva on purpose to instill republican & ill notions in them. 
'Tis true D r . Mill was a Man of bad Principles, and he never fail'd 
to vent them, particularly in his latter days, & he has done mischief 
by them, but for his Lections gather'd from MSS. & Editions, & from 
old Monuments they are to be commended, & will be so by Men that are 
Scholars, among whom D r . Mill ought certainly to be reckon'd. 

July 8 (Sat.). Rerum Orcadensium Historiae in in. Books by Thor- 
modus Torffseus in a thin Folio, C. 1. 16. Jur. A Book of good use for 30 
illustrating our Northern Antiquities. — About Aldeburge see Leland 
Vol. 1. fol. 102. — Fabretti's Motto cf)i\ois x a P L(Ta(T ^ a, '> fyOpov djxvvaa6ai, 
with an Hedg-Hog under in his printed Books. 

July 9 (Sun.). This being Act-Sunday, in the Morning preach'd at 
S*. Marie's D r . Lewis of New-Inn-Hall. He made a good ingenious 
Sermon ; but he was outdone in the Afternoon by D r . Coney of University, 
who made a most Excellent, rational Discourse, full of good Language 
& good, orthodox Divinity, deliver'd with Courage & Boldness. In it 
he set forth the pitifull Methods generally made use of to gain Pre- 
ferment and Honour, & shew'd how hard and difficult a matter 'tis 40 
to go on steddily in the Paths of virtue, to stem the Torrent of wickedness 
and vice & the Allurements laid by cunning, crafty, secular men on 
purpose to gain Proselytes, & to debauch honest Men & to entice them 
to take part in the Projects and Designs so industriously form'd by them. 
He describ'd a good, virtuous Man in the several Branches w cl1 make up 
his just Character, & he came off with applause from all Men of Probity 
& Integrity, & none were displeas'd but some hungry, sneaking, mercenary 
Whiggs who cannot endure to be told of their Duty & put in mind of 
their Rebellious, antimonarchical, damnable Proceedings. (See more of 
this Sermon afterwards.) 50 


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July 10 (Mon.). Fabretti makes honourable mention of Fleetwood, 
upon Account of his Sylloge Inscriptionum antiq. pag. 166. of his 
Inscriptions. Not that Fabretti thought there was anything extraordinary 
in Fleetwood, but because Fleetwood had before spoke very well of him. 
— Historia Summorum Pontificum per eorum Numismata, per Claudium 
du Molinet. C. 3. 9. Jur. — A great many things cone, the Antiquities of 
Britain in Snorro, publish' d by Peringskiold. B. 5. 10. Jur. — We have 
in the Bodlejan Library, amongst M r . Selden's Books, (A. 3. 3. Th.) 
Mahomet's Alcoran in Latin, before which was once a Praeface of Peter 
10 Melancthon, and an Apology of Theodore Bibliander, & in another Place 
of it was an Epistle of Martin Luther, all w ch are now wanting, as may 
appear from the following account, w cl1 I transcrib'd from the original 
written by D r . Wallis and fix'd at the Beginning of the Book : 

Selden A. 3. 3. in Bibliotheca Bodleyana. 

Ex Registro Chartarum, quod habetur hujusce Codicis folio ultimo, liquet, 
fuisse olim, ad hujus libri initium, duas chartarum compages literis a, 3, 
signatas ; et quidem terniones ; hoc est, quaelibet tres chartas, adeoque sex folio 
[sic], continebat; & simul arribae folia 12. Quae (excepto primo, quod Frontis- 
picium exhibet) jam interciderunt omnia ; seu potius, sublesta manu surrepta 
20 sunt. Continebantur his undecim folijs Prsefatio Philippi Melanct bonis, & 
Theodori Bibliandri Apologia pro Editione Alchorani : Quod patet ex libri 
Frontispicio, ejusque versa pagina ; (in quibus tamen Philippi Melancthonis, 
& Theodori Bibliandri nomina obliterata sunt.) Idem factum est de Martini 
Lutheri Epistola, quae folijs secundo & tertio compagis aa signatae continebatur 
olim ; quod liquet ex Tractatuum Gatalogo in pagina ibidem praecedente, & 
foliorum illorum reliquijs ibidem comparentibus ;) sed jam (a Pontificiorum, 
credo, aliquo, Lutheri, Bibliandri, & Melancthonis nominibus infesto,) erepta 
est, cum illis ante memoratis. 

Scribebam, Maij 28. 1679. Joh. Wallis. 

30 July 11 (Tu.). The Bible of K. Hen. VIII, finished in y© Year 1541. 
See B. 1. 2. Th. Seld. This is the first Translation in English, but 
Cranmer's Preface is wanting in our Copy. But 'tis prefix'd to another 
English Copy in less Forme, w ch stands next the other. This Preface 
should be enter'd in the Bodlejan Library, being always look'd upon as a 
pious & learned one. Fuller will direct & perhaps from him may be 
learned whether or no this be not K. Edw. VI^'s Bible. A Copy of 
Queen Elizabeth's Bible, commonly call'd the Bp s . Bible, printed at 
London by X to ph. Barker, Printer to the Queen's Majesty, 1578. 
(cum privilegio Regise majestatis) B. 1. 4. Th. Seld. It belong'd once to 

40 the R*. Hon ble . Henry Earl of Kent, & at the Beginning are two 
Prayers for him & his Family made & written by Samuel Page, his 
Domestical Chaplayne, 1595 March 23. There is also there another old 
English Copy, without Beginning or End, & imperfect in other Places, in 
the first Leafe of w ch is the following written Account : 

An ancient Bible beinge on of the first Englishe Translation and of very 
longe time remaininge in the House of the Right Honorable Henrie Erie 
of Kent, in the Barbycan Streat London, and that by the longe contenuance 
negligence and disorder, the same became greatly defaced & many of the 
Leaves torne (and some of the whole Bookes) bothe of the olde and newe 
50 Testament all together lost : yeat as well for the Ancientie thereof as for 
that it was all throwout coted on the Margant withe very many and diverse 
speciall devine Notes sett downe by the Hand wrytting of that vertuous 

July 10-14.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 158-176. 


Christian Ladye Dame Anne Greie wife of S r . Henrie Greie Knight and 
Grandmother unto the said Henrie nowe Erie of Kent therfore the said Erie 
hathe caused so muche of the said Bible as was left undefaced and not lost to 
be newly bounde as now it is in mense Novembris Anno Domini 1598. 

We have the Plantin Bible in 8 Volumes (in Selden's Library) w ch 
belong'd once to John Louthe, as appears from other notes, and 
particularly from this at the Beginning of the V th Tome : Joannes Louthe 
Senior A 0 . 1595. Eliz. RR xxvn 0 . Martio Mense. Haec sacra Biblia 
cum apparatu continentur in vm voluminibus quae cum reliqua biblio- 
theca do lego Joanni filio meo. — In the vi th Tome he writes thus, 10 
liber Joannis de Luda Archidiaconi Nott. ab anno 1566 ad annum 
hunc 1585. Dei gratia sum quod sum. — A piece of the Parchment 
Scrole in the Articles of M r . Selden is torn off, on w clx perhaps the 
Date was formerly. — The Authors of the Apparatus to y e Plantin 
Bible should be all express'd in the Bodlejan Catalogue, if not done 
already, particularly the libellus variarum in Grascis Biblijs lectionum 
a Guilielmo Cantero concinnatus, & in tomo vn mo editus. — John Dee's 
writing in Hervagius's Greek Bible B. 2. 9. Th. Seld. — Cicero Orat. 11. 
in Rullum, Cum autem Corinthus esset posita in angustijs atque in faucibus 
GrcrcicB, sic, ut terra Claustra locorum teneret, $ duo maria [scil. hinc 20 
Ionium, inde J?gceum~\ maxime navigatione diversa pane conjungeret, cum 
pcrtenui discrimine separarentur, &c. navigation* alij, sed navigatiojie 
emendavit Masson in vita Ovidij p. 178. perperam, forsan. Sane contra 
fidem Codd. MSS. & impressor. — A great many old Seals in Antonius 
Matthseus de Nobilitate, C. 6. 11. Jur. — Inscriptiones atque statua? 
antiquas complures in Tollij Epistolis Itinerarijs, C. 6. 14. Jur. Eas prselo 
paravit & mandavit Henninius. — Redman Westcot (i.e. as is thought 
Adam Littleton) in his Preface to M r . Selden's Jani Anglorum facies 
altera tells us that then (1682) all M r . Selden's Works were revising in 
order to have them publish'd in several volumes. — Bibliotheca Hispana 30 
by Nicolaus Antonius Hispalensis, in 11. Tomes, printed at Rome 1672. 
F. 1. 1, 2. Jur. 

July 12 (Wed.). D r . Gibson in his Life of Sir Hen. Spelman quotes 
the Collections of M r . Francis Junius, in the Hands of M r . Hen. Jones of 
Sunningwell, as of great use to any one that should undertake a new 
Edition of the n d . Vol. of S r . Hen. Spelman' s Councils. To be enquir'd 
where those Papers are now ? Perhaps Gibson himself got them after- 
wards, or else Nicholson of Carlisle, or some such Persons. — The 
Description of Norfolk in Speed done by Sir Hen. Spelman, and it ought 
to be express'd in the Oxford Catalogue. 40 

July 14 (Fri.). The Act made in the first Year of Will. & Mary for 
vesting in the two Universities the Presentations of Benefices belonging 
to Papists, stands inter Codd. Jur. H. 2. 13. infra. — D r . Hudson gave 

July 13. Peter Needham to H. (Rawl 8. 161). Please collate Baroccian 
MS. 194, and examine Casaubon's papers Num. 93 for an ed. of Theophrastus 1 
Characters with Casaubon's Notes, &c. ; also look into the MS. Stobaeus at 
New Coll., and (if it seem advisable) get collated those Characters transcribed 
by Stobaeus, or desire Thwaites to do so. Mr. Davies, of Queens', our 
Proctor, will call for the collations in ten days or a fortnight. 



[1710 : 

Bp. Spratt's Account of the Popish Plot to the Library G. 5. 17. Jur. 
But we had it before, K. 1. 23. Jur. — All the old Roman Inscriptions 
relating to the Country of Savoy are printed in Histoire Genealogique 
de la Royale Maison de Savoye by Samuel Guichenon, J. 1. 10, 11. Jur. 

July 15 (Sat.). The Picture of Will. Prynne in the II d Tome of his 
Exact Chronological Vindication, M. 5. 13. Jur. — Mr. Noy, the King's 
Attorney's, Epitaph made by himself, writ with his own Hand in the End 
of his Statute-Book. 

Hie jaceo judex, Astrgese fidus alumnus, 
10 Quam (simul a terris fugit) ad astra sequar. 

Non ego me, (defunctus enim mihi vivo superstes) 
Sed mecum doleo jura Britanna mori. 

L. 3. 16. Jur. Tristan's History of the Roman Emperors, in which a great 
Number of Coyns, &c. — L. 3. 19. Jur. Rara magna? Grseciae Numis- 
mata by Prosper Parisius. — This Morning died D r . Thomas Smith, 
Principal of Hart-Hall, leaving a Wife behind him. He was an ex- 
cellent Divine & a very good Classical Scholar, & had been a great 
Tutor when he was Fellow of Brazen-Nose Coll. — Arch b P. Tillotson 
in his Letter to y 6 Lord Russell in Newgate, July 20 th 1683. says 

20 expressly that Resistance is unlawfull upon any pretence whoever. 
'Twas printed in that Year on half a Sheet, & stands L. 4. 1. Jur. — 
Quaere who were the Publisher or Publishers of Lyndwood's Provincial 
at Oxon. 1679. fol. — Remember to tell M r . Burghers of a Picture of our 
Saviour X*. in M. 9. 13 Jur. being Prosographie, ou Description des 
Personnes illustres &c. par Antoine du Verdier. — M. 10. 4. Jur. is 
2vyxapi(TTix6v Votivum Olivero Cromwello by John Harmar, w ch , I think, 
is not in Ant. a Wood. 'Tis upon one side of a broad half Sheet 1 . In 
the Book last referr'd to is the Act in Oliver's Time for Ejecting of 
scandalous ignorant & insufficient Ministers & Schoolmasters. Anno 

30 1654. Amongst the Crimes specify'd are incourageing & countenancing 
Whitson-Ales, Wakes, Morris-Dances, &c. which therefore from that 
time have been left off in divers Places of England. — There is also 
the Petition of Godfre Goodman, Bp. of Glouc. to Oliver, An. 1655. — 
O. 2. 14. Jur. Boxhornij monumenta & Elogia illustrium Virorum. 'Tis 
the very same Book that I have mention'd once or twice above, tho' in 
this Impression the Name of the Collector is exstant, but wanting 

July 16 (Sun.). This Day sennight died Sir Charles Cotterell, Master 
of y e Ceremonies, of the Dropsy. — The Life of D r . Richard Holds- 
40 worth, with the Inscription upon his Monument, at the Beginning of his 
Praelectiones theologicae, publish'd by D r . Rich. Pearson, Lond. 1661. . . 
— R. 1. 15. Jur. Laur. Pignorij Bibliotheca & Museum. It gives a short 
Account of his Medalls, MSS. &c. & before it is his Picture, aet. 55. & a short 
Account of his Life. 'Tis done by his Great Admirer Jac. Philippus 
Tomasinus. — Amongst the MSS. is Apicij Caelij Epimeles. Also 
opera Ciceronis duobus Tom. ex Bibliotheca Caroli Quinti Im. (Sed 
Codex iste est impressus, ni fallor. Accedunt tamen ad marginem 

l x Yes. 3. 919. (Dr. Bliss.)] 

July 14-21.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 1 76-195. 


Aunotationes clariss[im]orum virorum MSS.) An Aristotle's Rhetorick is 
mentioned amongst the Greek MSS. — R. 3. 18. Jur. is Historia Ptole- 
mavrum .Egypti Regum per Vaillant. 

July 17 (Mon.). This day at 8 Clock in the Evening was buried in 
S*. Peter's church in the East D r . Smith Principal of Hart-Hall. 

July 19 (Wed.). Yesterday Mr. Halley, Savilian Professor of Geo- 
metry, had the Degree of D 1 *. of Law given him by Convocation. — 
Remember to inquire after Moor's History of the English Province, 
written in English and printed in Folio at S*. Omer's in 1660. 'Tis a 
rare Book, & is cited in my IA Castlemayn's Apology, & in some 
other Books. 

July 20 (Th.). Last Night the Judges came to Town, and a little 
before they came D r . Sacheverell return'd from his Parsonage, & was 
conducted into Oxford by the Sheriff of the County & his Attendance, 
and a great many others, in all about 500. This was purposely laid, 
that he might by coming in at such a time have the bigger number, & 
thereby add to the Grief of his Enemies. — Collonell Codrington is 
dead, & has left ten thousand libs, to All- Souls Coll. & a valuable 
Collection of Books. — A short Account of D r . Skinner (who dyed in 
the 45^ Year of his Age,) before his Etymologicon. . . . — ■ Our Bodlejan 
Catalogue, publish'd by D r . Hyde, mentions King Hen. VIII ths Book 
against Luther to be in a Collection in Selden's Library (B. 5. 18 
Th.). But there is no such thing now, only the small Pieces printed 
with it are still exstant in that Collection, & in the Title Page, where 
those pieces are specify'd with the King's Book, there is this MS*, note, 
(relating to 0 ratio Joannis Clerk apud Ro.pont. in exhibitione operis Regij). 

This Clerk, who presented the King's Book to the Pope, was M r . of the Rolles 
and afterwards B pp . of Bath and Wells. His oration to the Pope, the Popes 
Answer, the Bull conferring the Title of Defender of the Faith, the Indulgences and 
the Epistle to the Dukes of Saxony, are set out in no other Edition of the King's 
Booke but this, which is not ordinary: but this is the more authentike, being 
printed hy the King's Printer in the King's Reigne the same Teare that it was 

Besides the King's Book another Tract has been cut out. Quaere what it 
was? — 

Several Inscriptions and other Monuments of Antiquity in le 
Bruyn's Travells to the Levant, R. 6. 17. Jur. In pag. 213. speaking 
of Baldwin King of Jerusalem, he represents this Inscription upon a 
Tomb he found at Jerusalem, which is the first of it's kind that I 
remember ever to have seen, both for the Frame of the Gothick Letters 
and Abbreviations . . . i. e. Septimus in tumulo puer isto Rex tumulatus | 
Est Baldewinus, Regum de sanguine natus, | Quem tulit b mundo sors 
primse conditionis, | Ut Paradisiacae loca possideat regionis. . . . 

July 21 (Fri.). One M r . Dormer, a young Gentleman of about 22 
or 23 Years of Age, of a most wicked, profligate, loose debauch'd Life, 
a Person of no Conscience nor Religion, and who is not known to have 
ever done one virtuous or good thing, having some time since kill'd 
a Gentleman of Fortune and Quality of the Kingdom of Ireland, as he 
was with his Lady walking for diversion in Woodstock-Park ; and what 



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aggravates the Guilt the Gentleman having given M r . Dormer no 
Provocation, but on the contrary us'd him very civilly & obligingly, 'till 
he was pleas'd to abuse his Lady & to demand her as his whore, which 
mov'd the Gentleman & caus'd him to utter some Words that touch'd 
M r . Dormer to such a degree that nothing but revenge would satisfy, 
& accordingly he vented it by murdering him in the Park at noon-day & 
in presence of his Lady ; which having done he fled away immediately, 
& was s[e]cur'd from Justice by some Persons of the same Principles with 
himself 'till just before the Assize, when he surrender'd himself & was 

10 committed to Oxford-Goal. The Judges for this Circuit were two great 
Whiggs, and equal Rogues, namely Judge Blincoe and Judge Dormer. 
The Matter had been contriv'd before, and so concerted, that 'twas 
resolv'd the young Debauchee should be brought off, and the Crime 
adjudg'd only Man- Slaughter. A Jury made up of Rascals & Villains 
was collected, & the Points howsoever clear were brought in as doubtfull 
& obscure, & the Circumstances in every particular pass'd over in 
favour of Dormer, without doubt partly by the Influence and Manage- 
ment of his Namesake & Relation Judge Dormer, who got himself 
appointed for this Circuit on purpose to have the matter manag'd in 

20 favour of the Criminal. Yet to palliate the Business he did not sit upon 
the Causes of Life & Death, but left it to Blincoe. However by his 
being at Oxford & by discoursing & consulting with Blincoe all along he 
influenc'd him so far as to make him declare it to be his opinion that 
'twas nothing but man-slaughter, & the Jury brought it in so, & by that 
means our young loose spark was releas'd, whom I now leave, with the 
two Judges & the Jury to answer for this abominable wickedness, in a 
superior Court, where there will be no perversion of Justice, but all will 
receive Rewards impartially for their several Actions. — Account of an 
Inscription found upon a Roman Brick in Ursatus's Monumenta Patavina, 

30 p. 36. ... & upon Tiles, p. 175. — T. 8. 10. Jur. Fabian's Chronicle. In 
w cn this Note of Bp. Barlow at y e Beginning : This is Fabian's Chronicle, 
the first Edition. There is a better, with a Continuation of it to the End of 
Q. Mary. Lond 1559. F. 1. 1. Art. Vide, ex eo enim nonnulla hie (zelo 
fervescente, imprudenter tatnen) obliterata restituat Lector. — Sir George 
Crook, K*. and one of the Justices of the King's Bench in the time of 
K. James I. and King Charles I. was an Oxford Man, & died in 1641. 
His Reports in 3 Parts were publish'd in folio in 1669. by Sir Harbotle 
Grimston Baronett. He is omitted by Anthony Wood, w cl1 1 wonder at. 
An Account of his Life is given in the Preface to the III d Part \ 

40 July 22 (Sat.). Since the writing of what goes before concerning 
D r . Coney's Sermon at S*. Maries, it has been printed at the Request of 
M r . Vice-chancellor ; but the D r . has thought fit partly by his own Motion, 
and partly by the Suggestion of some of his Whiggish Friends (amongst 
whom Dr. Potter is one) to leave out some of the boldest & most honest 
Strokes; thereby plainly shewing that he is of the trimming temper, & that 
he will not stand to his words if they should happen to displease. And 
indeed I have heard him say that in the Sermon he had no design 

He is mention'd at large in the 2d Ed. of Wood. Jan. 30. 1732, 

July 21-24.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 195-213. 


against either side, but that he was resolv'd to keep in the middle way. 
The chief end in the Sermon was to please the present Bp. of Bath and 
Wells, from whom he exspects Preferment, and 'tis for him in particular 
that he design'd the character of an honest Man, tho' I cannot see that it 
altogether suits his L d ship. This ambidexter dealing makes some Men 
have but an indifferent, mean opinion of D r . Coney, & to despise & 
contemn what he has deliver'd in his Sermon. — U. 4. 17. Jur. D r . 
Tancred Robinson's Letter to M r . W m . Wotton complaining of M r . 
Harris's Rudeness towards him &c. — This Day at nine Clock was a 
Convocation in a Letter was read from the Chancellor that one 10 
Palmer, lately a Non-Conformist Divine, & a virulent Writer against the 
Universities & Church of England, but converted by a Living & a 
Prospect of other Prefer mt , should have the Degree of A.M. conferr'd 
upon him. He came recommended by the Bp. of London, & so 'twas 
carried for him by a small Majority. — The Life of D r . Thomas Jackson 
is put before his Works, Z. 1. 5. Jur. 'Twas written by Edm. Vaghan 
or Vaughan, & should be express'd in the Oxford Catalogue, if not done 
already. — Z. 1. 10. Jur. The Reports of Sir John Vaughan K*. late 
chief Justice of his Majesties Court of Common Pleas. Lond. 1677. 
published by his Son Edward Vaughan Esq r . who has prefix'd an 20 
Account of the Life of the Author in short. — Z. 1.8. Jur. The Reports 
of Sir W m . Jones, before w cil an Account of his Life. He was of 
Edmund Hall. — Zasij Vita Commentarijs suis in Pandectas praemissa. 
Z. 3. 1. Jur. ubi & Epitaphium ejus cernitur. — That noted Book call'd 
The Doctor and Student was written by S. Jermin. See Coke upon 
Littleton in the Preface to the first Part. — Consulendus Antonius a Wood 
de Edovardo Westono Londinensi, S. T. D. necnon Collegiatse B. Mariae 
Ecclesiae Brugis Canonico. Edidit & scripsit Theatrum vitae civilis ac 
sacrae. folio. — W. 3. 11. Th. A Collection of several Sermons. In the 
middle is one sermon cut out, & the beginning & Ending of another. 30 

July 23 (Sun.). The Picture of D*. Thomas Becon, Doct. of Div. 
before his Works, printed by John Day 1564, ... He was then 49 Years 
of Age. He has on his Doctors Habit. His Cap is round. At the 
End is John Day's Picture in the 40 th Year of his Age. This Becon, or 
Beacon, was an old Calvinist, & I believe Day was such another, & then 
'twill be no wonder that Day should print the xxxix articles without the 
Clause in the 20 th Article. 'Tis certain he is not styl'd the Queen's 
Printer, nor do I find that ever he was the Queen's Printer, & he had no 
Royal Authority to leave the Clause out. — W. 4. 9. Th. D r . Willett's 
Synopsis Papismi, the 5 th Edit, before w ch is his Life by D r . Peter 40 

July 24 (Mon.). M r . W m . Whateley's Prototypes, with his Life 
prefix'd. W. 1. 6. Th. The Life was written by Henry Scudder Minister 
of the Word at Collingborne-ducis, in the County of Wilts. He was a 
Presbyterian, & Whateley himself was a rigid Calvinist. — Wilson's 
History of King James I st an infamous Pasquil, in which it is not easie 
to judge, whether the Matter be more false, or the stile more reproachfull 
in all Parts thereof So D r . Heylin in his Animadversions upon Fuller's 
Ch. History. — Jo. Ponett's Hand writing in T. 5. 15. T/i. — Reynolde 




Wolfe was the Kinges Printer, & he printed Cranmer's answer to Stephen 
Gardiner about the Sacrament of the Body & Blood of X fc . Lond. 1551. 
. . . — We have in the Publick Library ... A Copy of the English Bible 
printed at Lond. 1602. by Rob. Barker (the Queen's Printer) in w cn there 
are MS*. Alterations according to the later Translation. Quaere whether 
or no this was not a Copy made use of by the Translaters ? — A short 
Account of Rich. Cosin's Life prefix'd by Andrew Allam of Edm. Hall to 
his Ecclesise Anglicanse Politeia printed at Oxford 1684. fol. . . . 

July 25 (Tu.). Achates Tiberianus by Jac. Le Roy. A Noble 
10 monument of antiquity. It stands S. 11. 16. Th. — The Picture of 
Suarez in the Beginning of his Book de Divina Gratia. S. 8. 16. Th. — 
Short Account of the Life of M r . John Smith, of S*. John's Coll. Oxon. 
prefix'd to his Sermons upon the Creed & drawn up by R. Sibbs. . . . 
Printed at Lond. 1632. I cannot find that he is accounted for by Ant. 
a. Wood \ — Spotswood's Life before his Church History of Scotland. . . . 
— D r . Synge, formerly of X*. church in this University, has publish'd a 
Sermon in two Sheets 8 V0 ., preach'd in the College Chapell at Dublin, at 
y e Consecration of D r . Peter Browne L d . Bp. of Conor & Rosse. — The 
Picture of Dionysius Hal. writing with a calamus in Monfaucon's Palseo- 
20 graphia Grseca p. 24. Clemens Alexandrinus is there corrected pag. 22. 
The MS*, of Dionys. Hal. was written at least 700 Years agoe. See 
Monf. ibid. p. 22. 

July 26 (Wed.). Dr. Peter du Moulin, the Father's, Life prefix'd by 
his Son to his Book call'd The Novelty of Popery &c. S. 3. 3. Th. — S. 
3. 9. The Testimony of Truth exalted, by the collected Labours of 
Samuel Fisher. Printed in 1679. fol. This Sam. Fisher was a Master of 
Arts of Oxford, & his Life is accounted for by Ant. a Wood ; but had 
M r . Wood ever seen this Book he would have given us a much more 
perfect and full Relation of him and his Works. — M r . Pits at y e 

3° Beginning of his Book de Scriptoribus has a Discourse de Academy's 
Angliae. — The Book of Common-Prayer &c. was publish'd in Latin in 
the time of Q. Eliz. & printed by Reginald Wolf the Queen's Printer in 
4 t0 . It stands P. 3. 13. Th. — M r . Cross ' 2 , an Apothecary of Oxford 
and a very honest Man, & one who made a most pious End, being fully 
satisfy' d that King James II d . was his true lawfull Sovereign, & the late 
King William nothing but a 2 d . Oliver, & for that reason he would pay 
him no Allegiance ; I say this M r . Cross being a very pious, honest Man 
at his Death left a considerable Sum of money for an hospital & other 
charitable uses, of w cn the Vice-Chancellor for the time being & some of 

4° our other Heads of Houses were to be overseers ; but such is the 
wickedness & Depravity of this sort of Men for the most part that having, 
no Regard to Religion, Conscience, or the trust repos'd in them, they 
have shamefully neglected to fullfill his will, & instead of imploying the 
Money in it's proper use they spend it otherwise, & the Vice-Chancellor 
(that old smooth-booted, self-interested, ambitious, paultry Lancaster) 

I 1 He is in Vol. 2. col. 188. (Dr. Bliss.)] 

2 This M r . Cross left 5 1 annum for an Annual Speech on Bp. Fell : for w m . he had a 
profound reverence. This M r . Cross was one of Bp. Fell's execvu rs . [Dr. Hudson.] 

July 24-27.] VOLUME XXV, PAGES 213-241. 


said lately, by way of Excuse, that the Book of Accounts was lost. — 
Lucas Holstenius was of opinion that the MS. of Dionysius Halicarnas- 
seus, w ch has his Picture in, & w cJl I have mention'd above, was written a 
thousand years agoe. See Monfaucon's Palaeogr. Gr. p. 24. 

July 27 (Th.). Cardinal Perron's Reply to K. Charles the first trans- 
lated into English (the first Tome only) by a most noble Lady, but her 
Name not express'd, & printed at Douay in 1630. It stands P. 5. 7. Th. 
& under the Author's Picture are the Translatresses verses to him, 
written in a most neat, elegant Hand ; & in the next Leaf the Lady her 
self has written verses most neatly to the Queen Henrietta Maria. This 
Book I believe is the very Book presented to the Queen, & is a very great 
Curiosity. — Epiphanius's Picture before his Works Par. 1622 . . taken 
from a very old MS*. — Amongst the Testimonies prefix'd to D r . Hake well's 
Apologie of the 3 d Edition . . is one of M r . Tho. Allen of Glouc. Hall, 
written when he was ninety Years of Age. . . . 

Burton's Spelling different — Sometimes he has lacunae when there are 
none in y e original — Sometimes he adds things not in the original, and 
alters Passages as best suited with his own Sense of things. — Some of 
the Lacunae I have supply'd from him, w cl1 I have distinguish'd in 
crotchetts, & when he varied from the Text I have put the Variations 
at the Bottom of the Page. — If any Asterisks in the Margin of the 
original I have noted them, or if any other notes of that nature. — Some 
things I have put in the margin, w ch I found in the Author's original in 
y e same manner. In some Places the Author has added things by way of 
Alteration or a various Reading over the Line. These I have either so 
represented, as well as could be done by the Printer, or else noted, when 
there were such, at y e bottom of y e Page . . . [Notes on Cassides . . . Draft 
of note on Tyrrell's letter of June 24, printed above under June 30.] 

July 27. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 18). 1 The 2 papers y° miss among y e 
D r 's. MSS are in my hands, given me by y e D r . before his death, together w tb 
w* Sermons & Theological writings, & papers relating to y e times came to 
hand in y* hasty view of y m , w ch was all his illness w d allow time for. - In y e 
rough draught of directions for y°, w ch I took fro his mouth, it was one 
Article, y* y° was desir'd to send me up those Memoirs as soon as y° sh d find 
y m , but they coming to hand, before I had drawn out those directions fair, 
y e D r . gave me both y rs and his own copy of y m , y* no copy of y m might come 
into other hands, & so y* direction was omitted in y e fair draught. As to y e 
other MS, w ch he desir'd might be printed hereafter, it was out of friendship 
to y°, y* he first intended to leave it w th D 1 '. Jenkin, & afterw ds gave it to 
me, y* y° might not incurr y e displeasure of y e Christ Church men by publish- 
ing it. I believe no one knowes of this besides y° 8r D 1 '. Jenkin & myself. 
When I have leisure to look into those few papers y e D 1 *. gave me, I will most 
readily give y° an acc* of y m . I believe his Brother will be y e properest person 
to give y° those particulars of y e D r 's life, w ch are not so well known at 
Oxford. I shall be glad to lend all y e assistance I am capable of. but I believe 
y° will have most light fro his papers. What MSS. of Bp. Huntington's he 
had by him at his death, I have deliver'd to Judge Powel, who I think is B r to 
y e Bp's. Lady, and Guardian to her daughter, to whom y e Papers belong, her 
mother being dead it seems, tho' y e D r . did not know it. If y° find in any 


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July 28, 1710 (Fri.). In a Bundle, containing several Papers of D r . 
Bernard, is one giving an Account of those that were pitch'd upon in K. 
James the i st ' s time to translate the Bible, and Mr. Boys of Cambridge is 
reckon'd amongst those that were to translate the Prayer of Manasses 
and the rest of the Apocryphal Books out of Greek. "Tis number'd, as 
I have digested the Papers, thus : Num. XC VII, the last Paper but one. 
Epistles of John Boise in Num. CI. They are towards the End of the 
Bundle. — The Picture of St. Basil at full Length from a MS*, written 
io about eight Hundred Years agoe, prefix' d to his Works Par. 1618. 
... — We have in Bodley . . a very fine Lactantius printed at Venice 
1478. 12 March. — Remember to tell Mr. Burgher's of a Book of Cutts 
upon the New Testament, N. 1. 1. Th. — N. 2. 10. Th. Quaere who was the 
Translater into English of Swammerdam's Ephemeri Vita, or the natural 
History and Anatomy of the Ephemeron, a Fly that lives but five Hours. 
D r . Tyson writ the Preface to it, & he tells us a Friend of his was the 
Translater. but he does not tell his name. D r . Guidott has writ verses 
upon this History, w cl1 are prefixt. 

July 29 (Sat.). Mr. Richard Newton A.M. & lately Student of 
20 Christ-Church, but now Rector of a Parish & married to a Wife (by 
whom he has Children) having upon the Death of D r . Smith been 
nominated by the Chancellor Principal of Hart-Hall, he was yesterday in 
the Afternoon admitted & install'd. He is an ingenious, honest Man. 
— S r Edward Hannes one of the Queen's Physitians is dead having been 
a lunatick for about two years before. He was a most ingenious Man, 
& the best Writer of Sapphicks in Latin of the Age. But he was a Man 
of intolerable Haughtiness & Pride, w ch was the chief Cause, as 'tis 
thought, of throwing him into a Lunacy. He was so inhumane to M rs . 
Bull (Daughter to the late D r . Luff) whom he married that it shorten'd 
30 her Days. She was one of the greatest Beauties of this Age, & was 
withall a Lady of eminent Virtues, and was (notwithstanding all Abuse) 
most strict and religious in her Conjugal affections, & would always 
speak well of the Doctor under her miserable Afflictions. The Doctor 
has done this good and pious Act, that he has left a thousand Pounds to 
Christ-Church, the Place of his Education. — Mr. William Stallenge, 
Searcher of the Port of London, was the first Author of making silk in 
England. See Peacham's Emblems, pag. 89 . . . where are verses to 
him. The said Mr. Peacham was , Master of Arts of Trinity-Coll, in 
Cambridge. See pag. 98. In one Place he mentions his Tutor's Name, 
4° & has verses to his Honour. His Father M r . Henry Peacham, of Lever- 
ton in Holland, in the County of Line. Ibid. pag. 170. — The Picture of 
Duns Scotus ingrav'd & put before his Works, L. 9. 1. Th. 

July 30 (Sun.). In the Year 1678. Bp. Fell printed at the Theater in 

of y e D r 's Letters or elsewhere a significaon of his wish, y* those papers should 
be given to y e Bp's College (w ch I think I heard y e D r once mention) I 
have so far prepar'd y e Judge for it, y* I do not doubt of his consenting.' 

July 28-31. J VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 1-15. 

3 1 

8 vo . Faustini Presbyteri opera ; some time after w cn (namely in the Year 
1682) D r . Narcissus Marsh, (now IA Primate of Ireland) sent the Bp. 
the various Lections of Faustinus's Libellus precum taken by him from 
a modern IMS*, transcrib'd from another more antient one in Thuanus's 
Library. These Lections he inserted in the Margin of a Copy of the 
Bi''s Edition ; and at the same time he sent a Letter about these Lec- 
tions, together with an Epistle of Faustinus to Paulinus, transcrib'd from 
the same IMS*. & omitted in Bp. Fell's Edition. This Copy of Faus- 
tinus (with the various Lections) & the Letter and Epistle are now in 
Possession of D r . Hudson, & deserve to be printed when there is a 10 
convenient opportunity offer'd. Quaere whether the Doctor did not get 
them out of the Study of Mr. Hen. Jones of Sunningwell \ 

July 31 (Mon.). Mr. Mede's Life is prenx'd to his Works, M. 1. 
14. Th. — A Short View of the Life and Vertues of D*. Arthur Lake, 
Bp. of Bath and Welles is put before his Sermons &c. L. 6. 5. Th. — 
L. 3. 3. Th. Commentariolum Joh. Antonij Astorij in antiquum Alc- 
manis Poetas Laconis Monumentum allatum e Graecia. This Volume 
contains several Pieces, amongst which is D r . Bray's Lectures, w cn we 
have also in another Part of the Library bound by itself. — The Booke 
of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacramentes, &c. Lond. 20 
1549. K. 1. 15. Th. This Book, with some others, was given a little 
before his Death by D r . Cornelius Burges, who before it has put this 
Advertisement, written by his own Hand : 

I Cornelius Burges beeing anno 1627 by my deere and much honoured 
Mother the renowned University of Oxford, made Doctor in Divinity, am 
much greived that I am able to do nothing worthy of her, yet I humbly offer 
that I have, viz. This first Book of 1. Edw. 6. as also the second Book of 
Common-Prayer in 5. 6. Edw. 6. wherein this hath several alterations, upon 
the Censure of Bucer extant in his Book scripta Anglicana. I also adde 
a Third Book of Com: Prayer, renewed and established in 1. Elizab. which 30 
Book is very hard to bee had that was then printed. I could never see any 
other of that Edition. 

I also adde a 4 th Book of Com. Prayer in 12. wherein I have noted all the 
Differences between that Book established by this present Parliament, Anno 
1663. and the former Book established before. 

All these I most humbly and thankfully give to my said Hon ble Mother of 
Oxford, I being ready to dy, beseeching her to account of these 4 smal Mites, 
as our Lord and blessed Saviour did of the poor Widowes two Mites, that 
casting in that cast in all that she had. 

Cornelius Burges. 40 

Watford in Hertfordshire. 
May 16. 1665. 

At the Bottom of the Title-Page he has written : 

This is one of the very first Bookes of Comon Prayer, in the Begining of 
Edw. 6. which Book at the request of Archbishop Cranmer, was viewed and 
censured by Martin Bucer, and then reformed accordingly, in 5. Edw. 6. 
which latter is the Book still in force by the Statute of 1 Elizab. and this is 

Vavassor de forma Christi libellum scripsit ediditque. Exstat etiam 
inter opera ejus, nuper collecta & in folio, uti dicimus, impressa. In 50 

1 This Book is now in my Hands. Dec. 22. 1714. 



hoc seripto plane aureo contendit auctor peritissimus Christum neque de- 
formem fuisse, neque insignis cujusdam pulcritudinis ; contra atque in 
libellis quibusdam, qui vetustatem prae se perperam ferunt, adseritur. 
De hac re Burghers noster, Academiae Oxoniensis Chalcographus pub- 
licus, monendus ; qui Salvatoris nostri iconem elegantia quanta potest 
celare, & in publicum distrahere instituit. Vavassoris opera inter libros 
Theologicos habentur S. 3. 16. — Vera effigies Duns Scoti, Doctoris 
subtilissimi, libris ejus de Sententijs praemittitur, (H. 7. 3. Th.) in MS to 
quodam vetusto forsan reperta. 

10 Aug. 1 (Tu.). The 2 d Edition of D r . Field of the Church was pub- 
lish'd by a near Relation of his, Nathaniel Field, at Oxon. 1628. fol. . . . Dr. 
Cave dedicated the II d Part of his Excellent Book of the Lives of the 
Primitive Fathers to D r . Crew Bp. of Durham, for w ch he receiv'd very- 
little if any acknowledgment from that rich Bp. w ch is & will be no small 
Reflexion upon the Bp 8 , of the Church of England ; but 'twould have 
been greater had D r . Cave in every thing himself follow'd the Rules of 
the Primitive Church, and not been one of the base, sordid Complyers in 
the late Revolution. But this must be look'd upon as a Piece of human 
Infirmity; & the best Examples are not without some Defects. The D r . 

20 also dedicated the first Part to the same Bp. — Remember to look into 
D r . Smith's Life of Patrick Young & see what he says of his publishing 
Gilberti Foliot Episcopi Londoniensis Expositio in Canticum Canticor. 
una cum Compendio Alcuini. It came out at London in 4 to 1638. & 
stands G. 3. 10. Th. 

Aug. 2 (Wed.). D r . Craeanthorp's Vigilius Dormitans was publish'd 
by his Brother Geo. Crakanthorp, according to a perfect Copy found 
written under the Author's own Hand. Before it is a large Advertisement 
to the Reader by Dr. Featly . . . —The Works of W™. Fenner, B. of 
Div. . . . were publish'd by Edm. Calamy, who has writ a Preface to 

30 them. There was another Part publish'd afterwards by the said Calamy, 
Simeon Ashe, W m . Taylor, Matthew Poole, John Jackson, & John Sea- 
brooke. F. 1. 18. Th. — G. 2. 16. Th. We have in this Volume GefTry 
Chaucer's Translation of Boecius, printed by Caxton in the year I think 
151 5, & I believe 'tis not express' d in our Catalogue. Quaere. At the 
End is a large Memorandum, about Chaucer by Caxton, & his Epitaph. 
— The Preface put before D r . Allestrey's Sermons, w ch gives an Account 
of his Life, was written by Bp. Fell, the Publisher . . . ■ — Some Excerpta 
out of Marcus Antoninus in the MS*. Stobaeus in New-College Library. 
— See whether we have in Oxford or other Parts of England a MS*, of 

40 Flodegarius's Commentarie ad Barbarismos Donati. Carrio has given us a 
Fragm* of it in his Notes upon the Fragm ts of Sallust, pag. 207. v. 1. — 
D r . Hammond out of the great Esteem he had for D r . Allestree (then 
M r . Allestree) upon Ace*, of his Loyalty, Parts and Learning left him as 
a Legacy his Study of Books. So Bp. Fell in his Life of D r . Allestree. 
Some Account there in short of D r . Lamplugh, who was Tutor to D r . 
Tho. Smith. D r . Allestrey was succeeded in the chair at Oxford by D r . 
Jane, D r . Allestrey resigning the Place, in the year 1679, being highly 
satisfied with the Qualifications of D r . Jane. So there. — In the first 
Editions of Foxe's Martyrology is a Kalendar of the Martyrs prefix'd, w cb 

July 3l-Aug. 3.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 15-30. 


is very usefull and necessary. Quaere whether the same be retain'd in 
the more modern Impressions ? — F. 3. 5. Th. Bartholomsei Marliani 
Annates Consulum, Dietatorum, &c. A Book of good use for under- 
standing and explaining the Roman Historians. — D r . Fulk of Cambridge 
died in the 50 th Year of his Age. See F. 3. 11. Th. — E. 5. 5. Th. Allatii 
Animadversiones in Inghiramij Inscriptionum Etruscarum Fragmenta. — 
To shew Mr. Burghers a Book call'd Basilica SS. Udalrici & Afrae 
Augustas Vindeiicorum &c. D. 2. 16. Th. 

Aug. 3 (Th.). E. 1. 12. Th. Hospinianus de Monachatu. Before it 
Bp. Barlow has the following Observations, written with his own Hand : 

Of Monkes, Friars, Jesuites &c. Adversaria. 

1. All Monkes are originally Benedictines, and of his Order, though there 
be several Reformations & Additions to the first Institution. 

2. All Monkes are (or may be) indowed with Lands. 

3. All those commonly call'd Friars, though they take the 3 Vota Monastica, 
yet they are never call'd Monkes, nor the Monkes Friars. A Monke takes it 
for an Affront to be call'd a Friar. 

4. All Friars are Mendicantes, not any way indowed with Lands, and are 
either r. Dominicans. 2. Franciscans. 3. Augustines. 4. Carmelites. 

5. The Jesuites (though they take the 3 Vota Monastica yet) are never 
call'd Monkes or Friars, but take it for an Affront to be call'd either. 

6. The Jesuites have in their Society 3 Sorts of Houses. 

(1) Collegium is where a certain number of Jesuites come into any City, or 
Towne, and undertake the Education of all the Youth of that Place, they 
having maintenance from that Place, if they build a College for them, that 
Coll. may be indowed with Lands. Here they train up young Men in all 
Arts and Sciences. If any of their Scholars desire to be of the Society, then 
(if his Tutors think him fit) he is sent to the No'vitiatus. 

(2) Novitiatus, a House where they train up young Men (Candidates of the 
Society) in Devotion, in the Understanding, Exercise and Hardship of their 
Rule, for some time, and if they (in the End of this time) like the Society, 
and it them, then they are sent to the Domus professa, and are compleat 

(3) Domus prcfessa, where they study what their genius most prompts them 
to, or otherwise what their Superiors injoyne them ; 'till they are sent 
abroad to preach, or do such Business, as their Superiors think to be e re 

7. The Novitiati, & Domus Professa neither have, nor can have any 
Indowment in Lands. 

De Monachis vide multa apud Job. Lelandum in 4 0r Tomis Collec- 
taneor. MS. in Archivis Bibl. Bodlejanae Oxon. Ibid. Tom. 2. pag. 
285. ex tabula Annalium Osneisensis Coenobij hasc habet, 

July 30. J. C. Wolf to H. [In Latin.] (Rawl. 25. 59.) Thanks for 
work at Nicetas Choniates. On the letters of Casaubcn. Has sent certain 
books into England by the Holland fleet in exchange for Livys. Has Hudson 
received the collation of the Codex Praevianus of Dionysius Periegetes ? 
Sends word to Dodwell that Schelwig is alive and Professor of Philosophy at 
Sedan, ' et de adjungenda novem Musis decima, lecti socia, cum maxime 
cogitare.' Death of Ittigius: his Remains. Notes cone. Boerner, Fabricius, 
Kuster, Le Clerc. Is reviewing Hind's Hist, of Greece. Encloses a letter for 
Prof. Sikes of Cambridge. Sends messages to friends and present of books 
for Dodwell. 

vol. 111. 





Ann. 1 1 29, fundata est Ecclesia Sanctae Mariae in Insula Osney per Dom. 
Robertum de Ollejo secundum (vid. Camdenum in Dobunis pag. 282, Edit. 
Lond. 1594:) cui primus Prior Radulphus praefuit. Primus Abbas erat 

Ordo Nigrorum Canonicorum sub beato Augustino coepit Ann. 395. 

Ordo Nigrorum Monachorum incepit Ann. 590, 

Ordo Carthusiensis incepit Ann. 11 86. Quaere. 

Ordo Praemonstratensis, scil. alborum Canonicorum Ann. 11 19. 

Ordo Praedicatorum sub beato Dominico 1198. 

Ordo fratrum Minorum sub Francisco Ann. 1206. 

Ordo Cisterciensis Ann. 1094. 

To shew M r . Burghers the Lover \stc~] Books, C. 17. 12, 13, 14, 15. Th. 
— D r . Lightfoot's Life before his Works, in the first Vol. C. 16. 1. Th. 
This first Vol. was collected and publish'd by George Bright D.D. who 
was also Author of the Life ; but the second Vol was collected and pub- 
lish'd by M r . Strype, who put an Appendix to the said Life, w ch is 
larger than the Life itself, & translated IX Lightfoot's Latin Pieces into 
English. — Strype also writ a Preface to this n d . Volume & dedicated it to 
Henry L d . Bp. of London. M r . Strype in his Appendix makes mention 
of D r . Lightfoot's Assisting towards a design'd Edition of Josephus. He 
very ignorantly makes (xxn.) M r . Samuel Clark Keeper of the University 
Library. He talks very ignorantly also about D r , Edw. Bernard. — 
Account of the Life of M r . Thomas Gataker in Clarkes Mirrour Vol. 
II. p. 730 , . . But his Life is given more at large in Mr. Clarkes III d . Vol. 
of Lives pag. 156. 

Aug. 4 (Fri.). The Life of W m . Cowper Bp. of Galloway prefix'd to 
his Works, Lond. 1623 . . . Twas written by himself. And to it is added 
an Account of his Death by the Publisher. — The Young Student's 
Library' Lond. 1692. fol. . . . giving an Account of all the most valuable 
Books from 1665 to 1692, — Lightfoot's works as publish'd by Bright & 
Strype were translated into Latin, with both those Gentlemen's Improve- 
ments, & publish'd in 1686 in two Vols, at Rotterdam . . . The 4 th . vol. of 
D r . Manton's Sermons, publish'd by W*a. Taylor & Vin. Alsop. The 
former has dedicated it in a whining Epistle to Philip L d . Wharton, to 
whom he was Chaplain, & the latter has written as whining a Preface. — 
C. 3. 8. Th. The second Part of Henry Playford's Harmonia Sacra. 
Dedicated to D r . Aldrich dean of X* Church, & authoriz'd to be printed 
by our sneaking Vicechanc. 1 W m . Lancaster, bearing date July i st . 1693. 
— Missale secundum usum Sarum, Rothomagi 1510. Hen. 8*. 2 do . (C. 4. 
8. Th.) nobly printed upon Vellam ; but, w ch is great pity, 'tis imperfect 
at the Beginning & End, 'Twas Bp. Barlow's. M r . Bagford is to be 
shew'd it. particularly the Crucifix there pag. 126. Some of the Leaves 
are printed upon Paper. — C. 4. 17. Th. The antient Liturgies in Greek 
and Latin, printed at Paris by Morel 1560. 'Twas formerly Joseph 
Scaliger's Book (whose writing occurrs several times in it) & afterwards 
came into the Hands of Nic. Heinsius, & at length to D r . Bernard, (with 
divers others of Heinsius's Books) who has added several MSS*. notes. — 
Memorandum that it should be mention'd in the Oxford Catalogue that 

1 Then Chaplain to y 8 Bp. of L. 

Aug. 3-7 ] 



the Works of King Charles I st , were collected by the late Mr. W m . 
Fulman, and that he was the Author of a great Part of the Life prefix'd to 
them, tho' it bears the name of D r . Perrinchief. 

Aug. 5 (Sat.). Ant. a Wood had the Reflexion that he passeth upon 
my Lord Clarendon in the Life of Judge Jenkins (for w cl1 Expression 
& some others M r . Wood was expell'd the University) from M r . John 
Aubrey, who had it from Judge Jenkins himself. This M r . Wood own'd 
in Company afterwards to M r . Lhuyd of the Museum, who also receiv'd 
the like Information from M r . Aubrey himself. This I have been told by 
an Intimate Acquaintance 1 (who is a Fellow of a College) of M r . Lhuyd's, io 
who kept it secret as long as M r . Lhuyd was living. The said M r . Aubrey 
gave Anthony a Wood abundance of other of his Informations; & 
Anthony us'd to say of him, when he was at the same time in Company, 
look yonder goes such a one zuho can tell such and such stories, and Fie 
ivarrant M r . Aubrey will break his Neck down stairs rather than miss 
him. Anthony had also a vast number of his Materials & Accounts 
from M r . Andrew Allam of Edm. Hall, who indeed was not only an 
ingenious but very good Man, as well as a good, sound Scholar. He 
knew much of Books, especially modern ones, & was so well seen in 
the characters of Persons that he could describe most men of any note in 20 
the Kingdom, & there was hardly a face in Oxford but was so well 
known to him, that he could give exact descriptions thereof. Ant. a 
Wood amongst other things that he put down Noted who was the first 
that wore silk stockings in the university of Oxford, who was a young, 
sparkish Beautifeu. — About a Sheet wanting in M r . Wesley's Life of X*, 
in the Preface, C. 1. 12. Th. 1387998 

Aug. 6 (Sun.). Of writing in Lead a remarkable Testimony in Job. 
19. 24. See of this Subject Monfaucant's Palaeogr. Gr. p. 16. 

Aug. 7 (Mon.). The Sermon which Mr. Tilly preach'd lately at 
St. Maries, & w ch he afterwards printed with a Letter prefix'd to 30 
D r . Sacheverell, has been since publickly burnt at Corke in Ireland, the 
Bell-Man at the same time going about the Streets & proclaiming that 
now was the time for securing the said Sermon, & that if any of D r . 
Sacheverell's Friends had a mind to appear in its behalf they should 
come forth to it's rescue. At the same time were great Acclamations, & 
they drunk Damnation to D r . Sacheverell, M r . Tilly, and all the D r9 
friends. — Being last night in company with an ingenious, honest 
Gentleman (one who has suffer'd, & is like to be a sufferer still, for his 
firm adhesion to K. James the II d . & his lawfull Issue) he was pleas'd to 
say that D r . Wake Bp. of Lincoln's Speech deliver'd lately in the House 40 
of Lords against D r . Sacheverell is excellent, very close and rational, & 
that neither D r . Sacheverell nor any of those of his Principles, if his may 
be call'd Principles, will be able to get over & fully to answer it. He 
said withall that Sir Simon Harcourt's Speech printed in the Doctor's 
Tryal is directly opposite to the D r .' 8 Sermon, & that, neither the 
Doctor nor any of those that vindicated him have acted like men of 
Conscience or Honesty, they having made Passive obedience to be only 

1 Mr. Richard Dyer, Fellow of Oriel-College. 
D 2 



[1710 : 

the Doctrine of the Church of England at some times, and having 
granted Resistance to be lawfull in some Cases, that is times of Rebellion, 
such as that at the late Revolution. He very much blam'd the Doctor 
and divers others, (who are very clamorous) for their Fickleness, & for 
their joyning together against M r . Lesley who has lately publish'd a very 
smart Answer to Bp. Burnett's Speech against the Doctor ; but hinc illae 
lacrymae, M r . Lesley has asserted Passive Obedience without any Reserve 
or Limitation, & shewn that those that maintain Non-Resistance with 
Exceptions are Rascalls & disingenuous, not to be rely'd on but rejected 

io as Men of Rebellious, antimonarchical Republican Spirits, and con- 
sequently rather worse than profess'd Whiggs, who stand to Principles, 
whereas the others (& D r . Sacheverell must by these reasons be included 
amongst them) are Men of no Principles, but wavering and do not know 
what they would be at. The said Book of M r . Lesley's has made a 
great noise, & there is hardly one now to be got. What affects D r . 
Sacheverell & some others the more is this that he has insinuated that 
the Prince of Wales is no more a Pretender than King Charles was 
when he was driven out of his Kingdoms into Forreign Countries. An 
Answer, done with much reason and smartness and wit is come out to 

20 M r . Lesley ; but Lesley has reply'd, and vindicated what he said with 
abundance of skill, Judgment, reason, & equal Wit ; & there is no 
doubt but he is in the right. But such is the temper of Sacheverell & 
most of our Oxonians that they are very angry with him, and throw by 
what he has done as being against the Government, that is against their 
time-serving Doctrines, & altogether opposite to men that will strike in 
with all Governments purely for the sake of Preferment. 'Tis said that 
D r . Sacheverell by the Instigation partly of himself & partly of others, 
some of w cl1 are Heads of Houses in Oxford, is going to answer M r . 
Lesley, but he ought to have a care what he does. For certainly by it he 

30 will shew himself to be a R and against what he has laid down in 

his Sermon, more plainly than by what he has done hitherto ; & he will 
only create himself Enemies from the Non- Jurors who have right on 
their side, & will sting him to death, M r . Lesley having so much secret 
History, & having also such strong Parts and courage that he will 
easily overthrow all either the D r . or all his Friends can say for him, & 
he will manifestly evince that even High-Church as well as others have 
been guilty of Disloyalty, & Rebellion, w ch they will never get over but 
by Repentance & asking God forgiveness. Besides this Writing against 
M r . Lesley will be a great Piece of Ingratitude, he having in several of 

40 his Rehearsals defended those call'd high-Church much better than they 
can or durst do themselves, as having spoken with boldness, & dis- 
cover'd some truths w ch their Coniplyance would not permit them to do. 
The Low-Church Men do look upon the Non-Jurors with much better 
respect than most of the High-Church Men do, and have a better opinion 
of them, as believing them to be men of Principles, & that they 
conform to them ; whereas they take the generality of the High- Church 
to be men of no Principles but such as will act backwards & forwards 
as Interest & Passion drive them. But of this let others judge, it being 
my Business only to relate matter of Fact; I cannot however but be 

50 sorry that D r , Sacheverell & others (for whom I have a due Veneration) 

Aug. 7.] 



should lay themselves so open, & give too much occasion to suspect 
their Sincerity. — This Morning at 8 Clock was a Convocation in w ch 
M r . Robinson, Dean of Windsor and lately her Majesties Envoy to the 
Northern Parts was made D r . of Divinity by Diploma. — 

The Bp 1 , of Worcester has given M r . John Masson 2 , of whom I have 
made mention formerly, a Living in Worcestershire, very pleasantly 
situated, of at least an hundred Pounds per annum. This Bp. with some 
others is a great Encourager of Forreigners, especially if they are Men 
of Calvinistical, low, antimonarchical Principles, such as Masson is. 
Masson however is a Scholar ; but not near so good a one as he thinks io 
himself to be. His chief Skill lies in Coyns. But his Judgment is not 
great. Nor has he depth enough in other Parts of Learning to make a 
true use of them. He talks much of MSS. &c. but he is shallow that 
way ; & has all the Air and confidence of the most impudent Frenchmen 
I have ever seen. The next thing must be to get him an Archdeaconry 
or something equivalent that he may be a member of Convocation. 
Poor Church of England ! This Masson was just going to travell 
again ; but he was prevented partly by the Sickness of one of the young 
Gentlemen he was to have been director & Governour to, and partly by 
the sudden Death of M r . Cresset, fell out just the day before he was 20 
to set out as Envoy to the Court of Hanover. This sickness of his 'tis 
said by several was the Plague. — 

The Life of M r . Hugh Broughton prefix'd to his Works . . . was 
written by D r . John Lightfoot, &, I think, is not printed in D r . Lightfoot's 
Works. It ought to be express'd, if not done, in the Oxford Cata- 
logue. — The Animadversions upon the Speeches of Thomas White- 
bread, W m . Harcourt, &c. who were executed for High-Treason upon 
Account of the Popish-Plot (as commonly styl'd) were written by Mr. 
Clarkson a Non-Conformist minister, sometimes Tutor to the late 
D r . Tillotson Bp. of Canterbury. . . — ... 3 o 

B. 22. 17. Th. The New Testa m * Greek of Rob. Stephens's Edit. 
Par. 1550. with some MS*. Lections (I suppose from a MS*.) by Pet. 
Pithceus. This Book, I believe, never consulted by D r . Mill. — The 
Picture of W m . Prynne before his Canterburies Doome. . . He was then 
40 Years of Age. — Encomiastic Latin verses in MS*, made by.M 1 '. 
Tho. Gilbert, formerly of Edm. Hall, put before the Bodlejan Copy of 
D r . Owen's UvevixaToXoyla, or Discourse concerning y e holy Spirit — B. 7. 
6. Th. — In the Bodlejan Library we have two Copies of K. James 
the I s */ S Works, both given by the King himself; one stands in the 
Archives, & is bound in Velvet, with the King's Letter before it, & his 40 
Handwriting at the Beginning. The other is neatly bound, & has the 
King's Arms on the outside. It stands B. 14. 17. Th. And this has 
also a Letter in the King's 3 Name (different from the former) but not a 
Word of it of his own writing. 'Tis as follows : 

Jacobus Rex D.D. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae Rex, fidei 
Defensor &c. Postquam decrevisset publici juris facere quae sibi erat com- 

1 Lloyd. 2 Masson could not keep this Living. 

3 It is a Copy of his Letter prefix'd to that Copy of his Works, w ch he gave to the 
Univ. of Cambridge. 



[1710 : 

mentatus, ne videretur vel palam pudere literarum quas privatim amaverat, 
vel eorum seu opinioni seu invidiam cedere qui Regis majestatem literis dicti- 
tabant imminui, vel Christiani Orbis & in eo Principum judicia expavescere, 
quorum maxime intererat vera esse omnia quae scripsit ; circumspicere etiam 
coepit certurn aliquod libro suo domicilium, locum, si fieri possit, semotum 
a fato, aeternitati & paci sacrum. Ecce commodum sua se obtulit Academia, 
ilia paene orbi notior quam Cantabrigiae, ubi exulibus Musis jam olim melius 
est quam in patria ubi a Codicibus famae nuncupatis tineae absterrentur 
legentium manibus, sycophantae scribentium ingenijs. In hoc immortali 
10 literarum sacrario inter monumenta clarorum virorum quos quantum delexit 
studiorum participatione satis indicavit, in bibliotheca publica lucubrationes 
has suas Deo Opt. Max. cui ab initio devotae erant, aeternum consecrat, in 
venerando Almae Matris sinu, unde contra seculorum rubiginem fidam illis 
custodiam promittit, & contra veritatis hostes stabile patrocinium. 


Aug. 8 (Tu.). For the original of Names of Places from sundry 
Accidents will be of good use the Fragments of Dionysius Byz. now- 
printing in the 3 d vol. of D r . Hudson's Geographers ; & an Eye is to be 
had upon them in a Subject w ch I have in view. — 'T would be a good 

20 way to publish Notes & Emendations of Authors from margins of 
Authors either Classical or Ecclesiastical Authors in the same manner 
that Latinius's notes are publish'd, w cl1 were taken from the margins of 
Latinius's Books. — Quaere whether Ant. a Wood did not print the 
fragmentum Historiolae Oxoniensis from the printed Edition of it by Cay ? 
& whether he did not even retain the faults as in that Edition ? I am 
sure Anthony's is very faulty, as I found by comparing of it formerly. — 
In a Collection of Pamphletts (4*°. C. 107. Art*) given, with a great 
number of other Books by M r . Rob. Burton of X*. Church, is the Prayer 
and Confession of M r . John Felton, word for word as he spake it 

3° immediately before his Execution, Nov. 29. 1628. This was John Felton 
that murder'd the Duke of Buckingham. 

Aug. 9 (Wed.). The Survey of Newcastle . . . printed at London, & 
contains 34 Pages, was written by Will. Gray, who was nothing of a 
Scholar & 'tis but a trite Discourse. — 4 to . C. 122. Art. Car. Patini 
Icones & vitae Professorum Patavii 1682 publice docentium. 

Aug. 10 (Th.). Quaere of what University Thomas Spackman 1 was, who 
writ and publish'd at London in 4 to . 16 13 a Book, of 83 Pages, call'd, A 
Declaration of such grievous Accidents as commonly follow the Biting of 
mad Dogges, together with the Cure thereof. He writes himself Doctor 
4° of Physick. It stands 4 to . E. 17. Art. — Quaere whether Mr. W m . Storre, 
A.M. and Fellow of Corpus X ti . Coll. in this Univers. & afterwards 
Minister and Preacher at Market Raisin in Lincolnsh. (where he was 
most barbarously murder'd in 161 3,) was Author of any Book? He was 
a learned, Godly Man, as appears from the Testimonies of great numbers 
of Persons, Gentlemen and Scholars, amongst w cl1 were the Vice- 
Chancellor of Oxford, & some of the most learned Doctors of that 
Place, & others. The Account of his Murder stands 4 to . E. 17. Art. 
— 4 to . E. 24. Art. Joannis Schefferi de antiquis verisque Regni Sueciae 

1 He was of Cambridge. 

Aug. 7-11.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 65-82. 


Insignibus liber singularis. A Book of Excellent use for our Anti- 
quities, and at the End are the Ectypa of several old Coyns, & the 
Figures of Seals &c. — Tell MX Joshuah Barnes of Cambridge of a 
little Book in verse (4 to . F. 32. Art.) call'd Floia cortum versicale, &c. 
— B. 2. 11. Th. The 3 d . vol. of Sermons of D r . Thomas Horton, has 
a Preface to it written by D r . John Wallis, who was some time Pupil 
to D r . Horton in Emanuel Coll. in w ch Preface D r . Wallis has given 
a short account of the Life and Character of the Author. Anth. 
Wood makes mention of him in the II d . Vol. of his Athenae col. 779 
where he also notes that he was a noted Tutor to young Presbyterian 10 
Scholars, among whom (says he) John Wallis was one ; & presently after 
(says he) he was esteemed by those of the Presbyterian Perswasion a 
sound and solid Divine, a good Textuary and well skiWd in the original 
Languages, w cil words drawn under he had out of D r . Wallis' s Preface. 
— 4 to . F. 42. Art. Georgij Michaelis Amirse Grammatica Syriaca sive 
Chaldaica. At the Beginning of this Book is M r . Her. Thorndike's 
own Hand writing, to whom the Book once belong'd. — I heard very 
lately from a Gentleman of very great Skill & Integrity an extra- 
ordinary character of the Reverend M>. Bedford, the Author of the 
Vindication of the Church of England against that wicked Book call'd 20 
Priest-Craft in Perfection. He said that his Book was a most compleat, 
full answer, done with Excellent Learning, Judgm* & much Industry, 
& written in a very handsome Style. There is nothing too much in 
it, notwithstanding what some invidious, & it may be partial, People 
give out. He told me M r . Bedford was one of the most zealous Non- 
jurors in England, & that he had travell'd with young Gentlemen 
in Forreign Countries several Years, to the great satisfaction of their 
Parents. He instill'd good Principles into them, & brought them home 
compleat Gentlemen & Scholars. He further observ'd that he was 
always look'd upon to be an admirable Scholar himself, & to write in a 30 
most accurate, elegant Style ; so that he was hardly exceeded by any one 
in England, for true Orthography, manag'd without Affectation, &c. w (il 
Character I have heard also from two other very learned Men. — I was 
lately ask'd for a small Iron Box that was antient, & formerly stood in the 
Archives in the Gallery where the Coyns were kept. This Box was 
found with Coyns in it, but the Box was about four Years since given by 
D r . Hudson to Sir Andrew Fountaine, who now has it. These Pyxides 
or Boxes are mention'd by John Smetius in his Antiquitates as great 
curiosities. See pag. 19. 

Aug. 11 (Fri.). On Tuesday last at 8 Clock in the Morning the L d . 40 
Godolphin, L d Lligh-Treasurer of England, was depriv'd of his Office, to 
the no small Joy and Satisfaction of all honest Men, he having held that 
Place for several Years, to the Great Impoverishment of the Nation & to 
the no less Advance of his own Secular Fortunes. — 4 to . G. 39. Art. 
For the History of Ireland is to be read Thomas Carve's Lyra sive 
Anacephalaeosis Hibernica. — 4 to . H. 24. Art. Chaucer's Troilus and 
Cresseida, in Latin & English. The Latin is a Translation by Sir 
Francis Kinaston, & the second Part is dedicated to M r . John Rouse, 
Keeper of the Bodlejan Library, the first Part being dedicated to Patrick 
Young the King's Librarian. — D r . Thomas Smith, then of Queen's Coll. 5° 

4 o 



has a Copy of Verses in Hebrew upon y e Death of Mary Princess of 
Orange, Oxon. 1661. . . He has also a Copy of Latin verses printed in 
the same Collection upon the same occasion. — 4 to . K. 15. Art. Jeremiae 
Horroccij, Liverpoliensis Angli, ex Palatinatu Lancastrise, opera Pos- 
thuma. Publish'd by D r . Wallis, who has writ a large Epistle Dedicatory, 
in w ch he gives an Account of the Author who dyed before he had 
compleated 23 Years of Age. At the End are two Tracts of M r . 
Flamsteed. — 4 0 . K. 16. Art. In this vol. is a Letter of the Lord 
Viscount Falkland printed, not taken notice of I think by Ant. a. Wood. 
10 In the same vol. is Hen. Stubbe's Further Justification of the present war 
against the united Netherlands, illustrated with Sculptures, amongst w cl1 
Sculptures are divers Medals shewing the English to have the Dominion 
of the Seas. — The Life of Xtopher Longolius 4° L. 47. Art. 

Aug. 12 (Sat.). The Reverend D r . Cave's Daughter has got the 
Tickett 1 of a 1000 lib 9 , per annum for 32 Years together in the Million 
and half Lottery now drawing, to the great satisfaction of honest, unpre- 
judic'd men, D r . Cave being a Man of eminent Learning, Probity & 
Integrity, one who has deserv'd the best Church Preferments that could 
be given him, tho' he has been always neglected to the shame of this 

20 Church and Nation. — The Office of Treasurer will be executed by five 
Commissioners, one of w c ^ is the RA Hon ble . Robert Harley Esq r , who 
is also made Chancellor of the Exchequer by the Deprivation of M r . John 
Smith, & he has some other Places conferr'd upon him, by the new 
Alterations, which are carrying on apace to the great Mortification & 
Resentment of the Whiggs, some of which now begin to change their 
Tale, & to strike in with those whom before they traduc'd & ridicul'd. — 
The true Effigies of M r . John Pym at the Beginning of a Pamphlett call'd 
A Damnable Treason by a contagions Plaister of a Plague-sore §c. 
1 64 1. . . — The Customs relating to the Gamon of Bacon at Dunmow 

30 in Essex in a Pamphlett in 4 to . L. 68 Art. where is also an Account 
of the lamentable Murther of Robert Hall at the High-Altar in Westmin- 
ster Abbey. This Pamphlett worth reading. There is another Copy in 
4 0 . L. 70. Art. — For the Natural History of Cheshire ought to be con- 
sulted a Pamphlett call'd Newes out of Cheshire of the new-found Well. 
Lond. 1600. 4 0 . L. 78. Art. 'Tis an Excellent Paper. — A Latin Letter 
of several of the Heads of Houses of Oxford to Sir Thomas Bodley upon 
Account of his Sickness. 4 0 . L. 80. Art. 

Aug. 14 (Mon.). We are inform'd that what is said above about D r . 
Cave's Daughter having the 1000 lib s . Tickett is false, and that the L d . 
40 Harvey, a stinking Whigg, has got it. (Not true. The Person that hath 
got it is M r . W m . Freind, Brother -of D r . Robt. Freind Schoolmaster of 
Westminster.) — . . . 4 to . N. 18. Art. Geographia Nubiensis Arabice. 
This Book formerly belong'd to the most learned M r . John Greaves, & 
both at y e Beginning & End are several curious MSS. Observations of 
his, Particularly some cone. Constantine the Great, w cl1 will be worth 
publishing either at the End of one of my vols, of Leland, or else in 
the Excellent Opuscula of M r . Greaves w ch I have in MS. amongst the 

1 This false. See below at Aug. 14. 

Aug. 11-17.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 82-95. 


valuable Papers left me by D r . Smith. — 4 0 . N. 50. Art. Alexandri Nevilli 
Norvicus. A scarse Book, & will be worth reprinting in a small volume. — 
De vero Telescopij inventore, cum brevi omnium Conspiciliorum historia, 
per Petrum Borellum. 4 0 . P. 8. Art. Primus Conspiciliorum inventor fuit 
Zacharias Jansen sive Joannides. — D r . Wallis writ large Remarks upon 
Thomas Salmon's Proposal to perform Musick, &c. Lond. 1688. . . At 
the End of this Book is also a short Letter by way of approbation from 
D r . Edw. Bernard. — Account of a Dutch Maiden that fasted 14 Years, 
4 0 . P. 46. Art. She was then (in 161 1) 36 Years of Age. I have a very 
Strange Account of one that fasted Several Months amongst D r . Smith's 10 
Papers, attested by the original Testimonies of divers eminent Persons. — 
A great many curious Things in Val. Chimentellius's Marmor Pisa- 
num. . . 

Aug. 15 (Tu.). P. Merulas opera varia posthuma. His Life prefix'd, 
with a List of his Writings. . . — An Emendation of Justin in Reinesius's 
Epistles pag. 322 ... as also several others there by Rupertus. Other 
things about him page 374. 384. 410. 436. 478. 

Aug. 16 (Wed.). Account of Brass-Charriotts amongst the Antients in 
Scheffer de re vehiculari lib. i. c. 3 . . . — ... Chifletij Dissertatio de 
Othonibus nereis. To be read over. 20 

Aug. 17 (Th.). Some Letters of D r . Wallis to Hevelius printed in the 
Excerpta ex Literis ad Joh. Hevelium. 4 to . . . As also of Seth Ward's. 
Also one of D r . John Gell's Vice-Chancellor of y e University of Oxon. & 
two of Mr. John Flamsteed, & one of M r . Halley. M r . Halley's dated 
Nov. 11. (s. v.) 1678. when he was about 22 Years of age. There is 
another of M r . Halley dated Jul. T 8 F 1679. — In the Nunnery House at 
Littlemore or Sandford is one Room above Stairs all Dark, w cll 5 I think, 

Aug. 15. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 24. 23). Received H.'s letter of July 27. 
Has taken care none shall be ashamed that befriends Homer, or else will not 
dare look D r . Hudson and H. in the face. Index a heavy work. Has found 
a patron, by means of Dr. Woodward. False hearts he has met with many. 
H.'s name and Dr. Hudson's are frequent ; but Dr. Bentley not once. He 
has been a secret Zoilus — ^atperco. Is even killed with writing. Not a word 
from Thwaites. Appeals to the <f)i\ofir]pois 'Ot-ovievai. The price to all but 
subscribers 40J. in sheets ; makes in all above 2000 pp., with a noble frontis- 
piece, . . . the paper large and fine and white called the best Genoa Star- 
Demy.' Particular service to Dr. Sacheverell ; Mrs. Barnes has the house 
full of him. 

Oddy to H. (Rawl. 8. 172). Still keeps Dio in his eye ; would 
have Masson turn his thoughts some other way. Gives particulars of his 
forwardness to the work. Would leave the chronological part to the incom- 
parable Mr. Dodwell. ' Phileleutherus ' said to be Dr. Bentley. Kiister's 
Hesychius to be ready in two years. Has himself 7000 conjectures, &c, upon 
the Lexicon. Wishes for an ed. of Lucian. Little encouragement for things 
of this nature at London. After a farrago of English, Greek and Latin — 
' You'l pardon this way of writing — I never use it but in an Epistolary Way. 
I rem. a Gent, lately found fault w th it : & call'd it Mosaic. I yielded & 
Return'd extempore Laudent plana alij deductaque singula filo : Tessellata mihi y 
cum Cicerone, placent. Urging in my Defence, y* Great Orator, & y e Augustean 
Age. He laugh'd : nor was I out of Humour.' 



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was the Room where the Nunns us'd to make their Confessions to their 
Ghostly Father. See cone, this Custom The Anatomy of the English 
Nunnery at Lisbon, written by Tho. Robinson & pr. in 4 to . at London 
1622. . . A Book worth perusing. 

Aug. 18 (Pri.). M r . Twyne's Apologia, w ch I have formerly read over, 
to be carefully read over again for some Antiquities relating to Oxford. It 
stands 4 to . T. 14. Art. He explodes M r . Leland's Account of Oxford's 
being denominated from Isis. — 4 to . T. 34. Art. The Princely Pleasures of 
Kenehvorth Castle. This Book tho' it be only an Account of the Queen's 1 
o Entertainm^ there, yet will be of some use to our Antiquaries. — There 
is like to be a Law-Suit, or at least some Difference, concerning the 
1000 lib s . Ticket, another Gentleman putting in his Claim for it in oppo- 
sition to the L d . Harvey. 

RichardusMiddletonMassey Collegij JEn. Nasi olim alumnus Bibliothecse 
Bodlejanse dono dedit libros insequentes : 

1. Velleij Paterculi Histor. Par. (Mich. Vascosan.) 1538. fol. 

2. A Register of those Ministers and other Persons who subscrib'd the 
Engagement before the Committee for plunder'd Ministers : &c. MS. fol. 

3. A Register of the Augmentation of Vicarages &c. from the Year 1645. to 
o the Year 1652. with the several Resolves thereupon, in 8 Volumes, fol. MS. 

4. Joannis Andreas Endter Theatrum Pacis Latino-Belgice. 4 to . 

M r . Aubrey of the Middle Temple who was an ingenious Man & a 
good Antiquary, & a Gentleman of great Integrity, writ a neat Hand, as 
appears from his own Writing in a Collection of the Mercurij Pragma- 
tici 4 to . U. 1. Art. W ch , I think, he gave to the Library. See also another 
Book there 4 0 . U. 2. Art. 

Aug. 19 (Sat.). The Gentleman that claim'd the 1000 libs, tickett 
against the L d . Harvey is M r . Thomas Banbury of Lincoln's Inn, & the 
News' Papers say he has gott it. The L d . Harvey is a 500 lib. tickett. — 
;o Just come over by y e last Convoy Memorise Hamburgenses sive Ham- 
burgi, & Virorum de Ecclesia, Reque publica & Scholastica Hamburgensi 
bene meritorum, Elogia & Vita? per Fabricium. 8 v0 . — 4 to . W. 3. Art. 
Thomae Martini Vita Gul mi -. Wickham Collegiorum Novi atque Wintoni- 
ensis Fundatoris. — The Notes to the Oxford Edition of Origen trep\ evxns 
are D r . Gale's, & it should be express'd in the Oxford Catalogue. — 4 to . 
Z. 16. Art. Decree of the Star-Chamber concerning Printing. Made the 

Aug. 19. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 96). Dr 4 Harris had been 
appointed Sec. R. S., and was to publish Phil. Trans,, but Dr. Sloane by his 
agents has drawn in the President to- defeat all those measures, and to play 
such a game as has made it necessary that the public should be informed of 
their proceedings, which will be done by a Fellow of the Society. Orders 2 
sets of Leland, and will dispose of 10 or 12. Has recommended to Barnes 
as patron for his Homer Ld. Pembroke, who is a friend to letters. 

Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 63). Various subscriptions to Leland, 
inc. Richard Thornton, Esq*, Recorder ; * he is the only Gen*, y* is always 
ready to encourage such Ingenious tracts as are above y e Common rate 
(& 4 d per sheet you know is so).' ' I tho't my self very happy w n last at 

1 Eliz. 

Aug. 17-21.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 95-107. 


nth July 1637. This to be read carefully over. To be read over like- 
wise the Orders that were made about Printing in the 28 th Year of Q. 
Elizabeth. — 4 0 . Z. 16. Art. To be read carefully over this Book, call'd, 
British Antiquities revived. By Robert Vaughan, Esq. — 'Tis an excellent 
Tract & the Author was a very good Antiquary. — To observe exactly 
how the Points are plac'd in Marbles, particularly in those of the 
Theater Yard, & whether they are ever put at the End of a Line. Mont- 
faucon says (Palaeogr. Gr. p. 31.) that he light upon one or two Marbles 
which had points at the End of the Lines. Sometimes Inscriptions if they 
were in metre had points at y e End of every Sentence, of which he gives 
us an Instance in that Place. See pag. 31. & in the 2 d Book. 'Tis to 
one Olympia. See in the Theatre Yard whether that to Agathemerus be 
so or no ? An instance there of a Book that had points after every Word, 
unless at the End of a Sentence. 'Twas not requisite to have points at y e 
End of a Sentence, because every verse or sense began at the beginning 
of a Line. See ibid. p. 32. In pag. 134. An Inscription 450 Years before 
X*. with three Points after every Word, much in the same manner as we 
see in the Rewly Inscription in our Physick School. Monfaucon never 
found the like Instance in any other Monument. 

Aug. 21 (Mon.). When an Account is given of the Editions of Tully 
recourse must be had to Robert Stephens's Account of the Books printed 
in his Press. 8°. A. 15 Art. — 

M r . John Argall formerly Student of X fc . Church, & afterwards a 
Minister in the Country was a most ingenious, facetious Man, adorn'd 
with Learning & Virtues, & in his old Age writ a System of Logick, full 
of witty Sentences &c. w clx is now become scarse. In the Beginning of 
the Copy given by him to the Publick Library he has written, 

Ornatissimo & spectatissimo Viro, D. Thomge Bodlejo, equiti aurato, 
Mecaenati doctissimo, Conciliario prudentissimo, Bibliothecae nobilissimae 
Academiae Oxoniensis restauratori) & fundatori munificentissimo, Johannes 
Argallus senex, homo plus quam sexagenarius, hanc suam senilem dialecticam, 
humillime offert, consecratque pro munusculo. — 

8°. A. 109. Art. The fortunate Fool, out of Spanish into English. 
Lond. 1670. Translated by Phil. Ayres Gent. He lately resided at S*. 
John's Coll. in Oxon. being Governour to M r . Drake of yt College. — 
Account of Latham Spaw in Lancashire by E. Borlase. . . A Book of use 
in y e Description of yt County. — Several curious Things in S r . Thomas 
Brown's Miscellany Discourses. . . — The Logick w ch goes under the Name 

York in procuring amongst oth r Curiositys of very different kinds, Naturall, 
artificiall &c. in ransacking an old Library of y e Lord Mayors Uncles an 
edition of the 39 Articles printed a 0 . 1581 with y e clause in y e 20 Article con- 
cerning y e Churches Pow 1 ', w ch Mr. Nevile desires me to hasten up y e notice 
of, y* you may acquaint D r . Atterbury with, before his answ 1 ' to Priestcraft be 
fully printed. . . It is also in an edition I have of Rogers English Creed fol° 
printed A°. 1585.' Asks for autographs. 

Aug. 20. H. to F. Cherry. (Rawl. 36. 33). Sends 2 copies of Leland 
vol. i : the better bound and of somewhat finer paper for C. himself ; the other 
for Mr. Dodwell. 120 printed; price, 4s. bound. 'I am afraid I shall not, 
if I dispose off every Copy, be able to raise the Money I have laid out.' 



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of Du Trieu, is said in the Beginning of the Copy of it in Bodley (8°. A. 
138. Art.) to have been written by Narcissus Marsh, now L d . Primate of 
Ireland. — A Brasier in Oxford has a Brass Instrument, on each side 
there are strange odd Characters, I think they are Arabick and Runick, 
& perhaps they may be charms, & 'tis like to be of some antiquity. 

Aug. 25 (Fri.). M r . John Chamberlayne, son to D r . Edw. Chamber- 
layne, translated into English out of High-Dutch Puffendorff' s History of 
Popedome. Lond. 1691. . . — Quaere whether this Gent, was not of this 
University? I am sure an Attempt was once made to get him in at 
10 Magd. Coll. 

Aug. 26 (Sat.). In the last Gazette is printed an Address to the Queen 
from the Bp. and Clergy of London, chiefly occasion'd by M r . Lesly's late 
Excellent Book call'd The Good old Cause. 'Tis the only one of all the 
Numerous Addresses that have been presented of late that has been printed 
in the Gazette. In it the Addressers unanimously declare to her Majesty 
that as they have sworn Allegiance to her, so they will stand by her as 
the Rightfull and lawfull Heir to the Crown ; and that if it should please 
God to take her off (w ch they pray against) they will then firmly and 
faithfully maintain and defend the House of Hanover as the next right- 

20 full and lawfull Successors. They declare that they know of none else 
that has a just pretension to the Crown, but that all such are Intruders 
and usurpers, & ought to have no share of their Obedience & Loyalty. 
They thank God for the late Parliamentary Limitation to the Protestant 
Line. 'Tis that they regard, & in maintaining that they will stand & 
fall. (This Address is finely drawn up, in smooth, flattering Words; 
but should the time once come, when God should think fit to settle 
one who has the true Right, notw ttl standing his being a Papist, these Men 
may perhaps as readily strike in with him, & fall from their Protestations, 
as they did in the late Revolution, when they acted contrary to their former 

3° solemn Oaths, & took one to the King de Facto, paid Taxes for carrying on 
a bloudy War against their Rightfull King, preach'd against the Doctrine 
of Passive Obedience, w ch - they had so clearly & strenuously prov'd 
before, & did every thing they could to lessen the Character of King 
James, & assist his inveterate Enemies.) — D r . Lister was the Man that 
settled a Correspondence between Mons r . Pezron (a very learned Man) 
& M r . Edw. Lhuyd of the Ashm. Museum. See Lister's Journey to Paris, 
pag. 96. — 8°. J. 17. Art. A brief Treatise containing many proper 
tables & easy Rules &c. by W. W. In it is an Account of the Found- 
ation of Colleges & Halls in both Universities. 'Twas printed in 1591. 

4° & White-Hall is reckon'd amongst the Halls of Oxford to be then stand- 
ing.— 8°. J. 41. Art. JGsop's Fables Lat. revis'd & publish'd by M r . Xtoph. 
Wase. — Quaere wheth r it be certain y fc Andr. Marvel translated Suetonius, 
as mention'd in our Copy ? 8°. J. 43. Art. — An ample Testimonium of 
Tullie's Orations in Campanus's Epistles, pag. 238. Edit. ult. — Remem- 

Aug. 26. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 97). Pray dispose of remaining 
copies of Leland, vol. i ; W. intends to present all but one of those he has 
subscribed for to friends, and will take 12 of vol. ii. H. only heads his letters 
from Oxford in general ; so W. is obliged to direct to him at the Library. 

Aug. 21-Sept. 4.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 107-119. 


ber that D r . Hudson procure of M r . Vincent of Magd. Coll. a Map of 
Oxon. as fortified in the late Rebellion, & a Map of Cambridge in w ch 
very old Halls are mention'd. 

Aug. 31 (Th.). Remember to consult carefully, when leisure will 
permitt, the two antient Commentators upon the Norvegian & Danish 
Affairs, w cl1 were publish'd by Kirchman, & came into the Library 
amongst the last Books given by D r . Sloane. It stands 8°. A. 14. Art. 

Sept. 2 (Sat.). We have in Bodley (8°. L. 70. Art.) The Copie of 
a Leter, wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambrige, to his Friend in 
London, concerning some talke past of late betwen two worshipful & 
grave Men, about the present state, & some procedinges of the Erie 
of Leycester & his Friendes in London. &c. This, I think, is the 
same Book that is call'd Leycester's Common-wealth, & it should be 
enter'd in our Catalogue under Parsons. — A Mournfull Dittie, on the 
Death of Rosamond, King Henry the Second's Concubine, in 8°. L. 
79. Art. This to be consulted hereafter. 

Sept. 4 ( Mon.). I am inform'd by a Person that very well knows 
that M r . Collier has got D r . Smith's Copy of Bp. Burnett's History of 
the Reformation. In this Copy the D r . had added throughout a great 
Number of Strictures & animadversions, expos'd the Bp' 8 . Partiality & 
detected his Blunders & Ignorance. M r . Collier makes great use of it 
now in the II d . vol. of his Church History of Britain, w cJl is to come as 
low as King Charles II d . & is done by him with much Care and 

Aug. 27. Jo. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 85). Please send to London for 
Dr. Sloane 8 or 10 copies of Leland vol. i, of which one or two to be large 

Aug. 31. Jas. Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 134). Please send a copy of 
Leland for Mr. Bromley of Baginton. 

Sept. 2. Will. Broome to H. (Rawl. 3. 125). Orders 4 Lelands, 2 at 
least of the best paper. Asks for a transcript of the Catalogue of Bishops of 
Hereford before the Conquest in Leland's MSS. What progress with 
Hudson's Josephus ? Please save for the writer a Tully of the best paper. 

Dodwell to H. (Rawl. 25. 52). Insists on paying for the Leland and 
the $i\oao<poviieva. ' It is by no means fit that yourself should be -at the 
charges of what you do purely for the Publick, making it withall dearer by 
the smallness of the number. The curious in those studyes of lower 
Antiquity ought to share with you in it. I wish public Spirits would encourage 
you to go on in it. D r . Hudson's example is too great for you to follow. And 
you find him more remiss in it since his mariage. Nor can I blame the Book- 
sellers who have no security against each other for their copys. The new Act 
made for their security I am told proves insufficient. Your best way would 
be perhaps to deal with Tutours in both Universityes to recommend your 
Copyes to Gentlemen Commoners and Noblemen, who are their Pupills. Each 
of these may find something in them concerning their Familyes and their 
Countrycs, as they were in the time of Henry VII I tu which may be acceptable 
to them, and more usefull to them than more remote Antiquityes wherein 
the present Familyes are not concerned.' Glad Schelwig is well ; thanks to 
Wolf. Must refer to oral discourse what he has to say to friends at Oxford. 
His Dissertation on Julius Vitalis finished. Suggestions for Oddy's ed. of 
Dio ; sorry that Mr. Barnes finds such discouragement ; remarks on Wolfs 
two letters. Brief PSS. by Brokesby and Cherry. 

4 6 



Judgm* & far better than we can exspect from D r . Inett, if he should 
think fit to publish any more, w ct I believe he will not, it seeming 
to me from his two Vol s . already publish'd that he wants both Learn- 
ing and Judgm* & consequently is unqualify' d for y e undertaking. — 
W m . Lamplugh collected W<* s . in Greek, Lat. and English and adapted 
them to the Hebrew Words in an Epitome of Buxtorf s Lexicon. He 
died in the 49th Year of his Age, & he gave the Book to M r . Thomas 
Hayne, from whom it came to ArchbP. Laud as M r . Hayne in page the 
46 th . of his Dissertatio De Unguis has informed us. Quaere ab* this 
10 Lamplugh ? Ant. a Wood makes no mention of him. 

Sept. 5 (Tu.). Yesterday Morning a Citation was fixt up w th in side 
of the College Gate of All-Souls by the ArchbP. of Canterbury's order for 
a Visitation of the College on the 12^. of October next. 'Twas im- 
mediately torn down by some one or more of the Warden's agents, & not 
so much as a Letter left remaining; so that in the afternoon a little after 
six Clock when the Observer of these Matters went to look upon it he 
could find no other Traces of it than small bits of Paper sticking with some 
of the Past with w ch 'twas fix'd. — In A. Mundy's Chronicles of the 
Successe of Times pag. 532. is a Catalogue of the Colleges & Halls in 

20 Oxford & Cambridge, & of the Names of the Founders, with the Years 
added when founded. He mentions Postminster Hall, in Oxford, but 
Gloucester Hall is omitted. Alban Hall he calls Alburne Hall, w ch 
I do not know but it may be the true Name, quasi ealdburne or Old- 
burne. Here was formerly a Brook, & from thence this Hostel might 
be denominated. — Inquire about a little Book written by M r . Scandret, 
entit. Sacrifice the Divine Sendee from the Covenant of Grace to y e Con- 
summation of the Mystery of Man his Redemption. 'Tis commended in 
pag. 61, 62. of Modest Reflections upon the Bp. of Norwich's Charge, &c. 
— Sixtinus Amama taught Hebrew 12 Years in Oxford. So himself 

30 says in Epistola ad Festum Ummium, quam impressam habemus in Ha- 
driani Relandi Collectaneis nuperis, sic inscriptis : Decas Dissertationum 
Philologicarum hebr. de nomine Jehovae. 

Sept. 8 (Wed.). M r . W m . Harrison made use of Leland's Papers in his 
Description of Britain, as himself tells us in his Ep. Ded. & he takes notice 
y* they were almost quite spoyl'd by wet in his time. 

Sept. 7 (Th.). 8°. E. 4. Art. Seld. Epigrammata & Poemata vetera. 
This Book formerly belong'd to D r . John Donne, whose handwriting ap- 
pears at y e Beginning. — 8°. A. 17. Art. Seld. Aristotelis Ethicorum libri 
tres. Latine per Leonardum Aretinum. This Book was printed at Oxford 
40 as appears from this Note at the End : Explicit textus ethicorum Aristo- 
telis per leonardum Arretinum lucidissime translatus correctissimeque Im- 
pressus Oxonijs Anno Domini M.CCCC.LXXIX. The Title Page is 
wanting. 'Tis printed upon Excellent good Paper, and if the leaf were 

Sept. 7. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 65). The books received from Mr. 
Clements, and 42s. paid. Most are desirous of them in quires. 

Sept. 4-12.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 119-136. 


not cut 'twould look to be a quarto Book ; but the Signatures shew it to 
be 8 vo . Some of the Letters are illuminated. The Character is somewhat 
different in the Make from that in w ch Tullys Offices were printed at 
Mentz. Tullv's Offices has no Signatures to shew whether it be 4 to . or 
8 V0 . Yet the Page being in the Print considerably longer & broader than 
Aristotle I take it for certain to have been a Quarto. At the End of 
Aristotle is written by an Hand soon after the Printing, I believe, 
M d . quod M r . Stacy beyng Boucer of All Soulyn Colege had for the 
sam Colege xij povynd of led delyveryd by Mayster Norrys. At the 
beginning a note is written of some Money Paid by the Prior of Osney. io 

Sept. 8 (Fri.). I have been told that the above mention'd *M r . Scan- 
dret was formerly of Queen's Coll. in this University, that he is A. M. 2 
that he is in orders and a Non-juror, and that the said Book is done 
excellently well, every way answering the Character he has establish'd 
of being a religious, pious, conscientious Man, and a good, ingenious, 
Scholar. But perhaps some, who are against Non-Jurors, may envy him 
this character. — 8°. O. 4. Art. libellus Sophistarum ad usum Oxoniens. 
Londonijs impressus per Wynandum de Worde in Parrochia sanctae Bri- 
gidae in vico Anglice nuncupato (the Fletestrete) ad signum solis com- 
morantem. Anno Domini m.ccccc.xii. die vero duodecima Augusti. With 20 
it is bound Modi significandi Alberti sine quibus grammatice notitia 
haberi nullo pacto potest, printed per eund. anno Domini 15 15. die 
16. Marcij. — Anthony Wood has the Life of Captain Hicks who writ 
the Oxford Jests. Look into it. Verses on him in Merry Drollery. 
Part II. pag. 287. 8°. O. 45. Art. Also pag. 317. are verses on the 
printing the Oxon. Jests. — Great Care ought to be taken about the 
Medal of the Destroying of the Spanish Armada. "Tis quoted as being 
in the Oxford Library in some Books. — Edw. Leigh born at Shawell 
in Leicestershire. See his Discourses of Travell pag. 58. . . 

Sept. 9 (Sat.). Reusneri Icones seu Imagines virorum literis illus- 3° 
trium &c. 8°. R. 30. Art. — 8«. R. 65 Art. The Painter's Journey to 
Italy. Remember to shew M r . Burghers this Book. 

Sept. 11 (Mon.). Joannes Twinus . . de Rebus Albionicis will be a 
pretty Book to reprint. 'Tis scarse. 

Sept. 12 (Tu.). M>. Camden set a great value upon the old Edi- 
tions of Antoninus's Itin. W c b was the reason that M r . Whear procur'd 
him one and sent it to him. See his Epistles pag. 25. 8°. W. 20. Art. 
w cl1 I must have an Eye to hereafter. — A Memorial of the famous 
Monuments and charitable Almesdeedes of the Rt. Worshipfull Master 
W m . Lambe Esq r , sometime Gentleman of the Chappell, in the Reigne 40 
of the most renowned King Henrie the eight, &c. by Abraham Flem- 
ing. — 8°. W. 22. Art. A Book worth perusing, by reason it contains 
several Particulars of use in our English Antiquities, & it should be 

Sept. 11. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 86). Please send two more Lelands, 
one for the writer and one for Mr. Le Neve. 

1 pag. 127. 

2 Qucere? 

4 8 


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consulted by D r . Harris in his History of Kent. In it ('tis without 
Pages) is made mention of M r . Lambe's Praier Book, w clx he publish'd & 
call'd The Conduit of Comfort. Quaere whether we have it in Bodley ? 
or where it may be seen ? His Epitaph there & verses written in his 
Praise in the Walls of the Church. This perhaps may be an Improve- 
ment of Weever. Quaere? — 8°. B. 41. Art. Seld. Mercurij Britannici 
(i. e. Josephi Halli) Mundus alter & idem. — S r . W m . Dugdale pag. 4. of 
the Antient Usage of Bearing Arms . . tells us that M r . Erdswike was 
the true Author of The true use of Arms publish'd by M r . W m . Wyrley 
10 as his own Book. S r . W m . there calls M r . Erdswike's Antiquities of 
Staffordshire a brief but elaborate Work. 'Twill be worth printing. We 
have it in Bodley. (One Curie a vile Bookseller in London hath since 
printed these Antiquities, but not for the credit of M r . Erdswicke. T. H. 
Febr. 9. 1732.) 

Sept. 13 (Wed.). Casparus Bartholinus Thorn, fil. Casp. Nep. writ de 
Tibijs veterum . . he being then only 22 Years of Age. His Picture at 
the Beginning of the Book. — 8°. Y. 1. Art. Chronique de TOrdre de Fon- 
tevravlt. Without the Title Page. Nor is the Place or the time of Printing 
visible anywhere in it. 'Tis a very great Rarity. 'Twas given by Sir. 
20 Nath. Brent, as appears from the following Memorandum, written at the 
Beginning in an elegant Hand. 

Juiij 10. 1639. Liber Bibliothecae Bodleyanae, ex dono Nathanaelis Brent 
Equitis Aurati & Custodis Collegij Merton ; quern ipse dono acceperat ab 
Alphonso Cosniero, Medicinae Doctore, Virginum Claustralium Fonteuerardi 
in Provincia Andegavensi medico jurato, Martij 30. 161 4 : Quo tempore 
opulentissimum illud totius Galliae Coenobium una cum aliquot nobilibus 
Anglis tunc Salmurij commorantibus invisebat. 

Liber rarus, & pervetustus, ut ex obsoleto dictionis charactere & stylo 
colligere est, & in usum Monialium tantum (ut videtur) excusus; continet 
30 autem antiquitates illius Monastery non vulgares, quae nusquam alibi (quod 
sciam) leguntur. 

C. Arnoldus in his Notes upon Cato's Dirae pag. 193. quotes Laurence 
Noell's Lexicon Anglo-Saxonicum as being in M r . Selden's Library. He 
often quotes Selden, and speaks very honourably of him. 

Sept. 15 (Fri.). A large Latin Letter of D r . Rob. Morison to Christo- 
pher Hatton, by way of recommendation of Paul Bocco's Icones & 
Descriptiones rariorum Plantarum Siciliae, &c. prefix'd to the said Descrip- 
tions printed at the Theatre 1674. 4 t0 . M. 21. Med. — Several Books 
taken out of M r . Selden's Library for Duplicates. A Note to be taken 

40 what they are, &c. Amongst them 8°. C. 78. Art. Casaubon de Sa- 
tyra Rom. 8°. G. 33. Greaves's Roman Denarius. The very Book, I 
think, presented by the Author. 8°. T. 6. Art. Themistij Oratt. 8<>. T. 
20. A. S. Achilles Tatius. Several besides. Quaere to whom, if sold ? 
W T hat is become of the Duplicate of Pareus's Lexicon Crit. ? — Jacobus 
Grasserus in his Antiquitates Nemausenses (pag. 17. 8°. G. 39. Art. 
Seld.) thinks that this Note <? in form of an Heart, found upon dive[r]s 
others of the Inscriptions dug up at Nemausus, is nothing but a sign 
of very great Affection. But it rather seems to have been a sort of 
Point or Distinction, as I have noted in Diss, de Inscriptione Batho- 

50 niensi; tho' even where it appears, other Distinctions are also us'd. 

Sept. 12-18. 



See there pag. 45. about the Care of the Antients not to have Bodies 
buried in Cities, unless anyone was indulg'd it upon the account of extra- 
ordinary Virtue & Merit. — 8°. G. 2. Art. Seld. A Description of the Grand 
Signor's Seraglio, or Turkish Emperour's Court. This Book was really 
written by one M r . Robert Withers, & only publish'd by M r . John 
Greaves, as M r . Greaves himself tells us in y e Preface. And therefore 
if it be otherwise express'd in D r . Hyde's Catalogue, it should he alter'd. 

Sept. 17 (Sun.). J£S pro X. haud semel in Ruderibus antiquis. Inde 
LVCSERVNT pro luxerunt in Gruteri Thesauro, p. DXIV. in 4. Sic 
& apud Sponij Miscell. Sect. x. p. 316. in Marmore quodam Grseco 10 
X2 pro S. sed marmor istud sculptum fuisse videtur ante tempora Simo- 
nidis & Palamedis, qui antiquo alphabeto Graecorum literas addidere. 
Nec ullus error in hujusmodi monumentis ; nam ne perperam atque 
mendose exsculperentur curavit eVi/ieX^?. 

Sept. 18 (Mon.). D r . Thomas Guidott (M.D.) was an Oxford Man. 
Before his Copy of his Tract de Thermis Britannicis that he gave to 
the Bodlejan Library is a printed Inscription to the said Library. It 
stands 4 0 . S. 27. Med. He was of Wadham College. — In the Year 
1 68 1. came out at Amst. in Quarto A Discourse in Latin de vera anti- 
quorum Herba Britannica, the Author Abrahamus Muntingius Groninga- 20 
Frisius, in the 61 st . Page whereof, like a Coxcomb, he calls M r . Cam- 
den Fool for modestly supposing that our Cochlearia or Scurvy-grasse is 
the Herba Britannica. — Cato's Distich's printed at London in Fletestreate, 
at the Signe of the Rose & Garland, by William Coplande in 1557. The 
translator's Name not added, but it had been done some Years before : 
because 'tis said in the Title Page that 'tis old English. Isocrates's Pa- 
rsenesis to Demonicus is prefix'd, in English too. It stands 8°. J. 18. Art. 
Seld. The Translator of Isocrates was John Bury, who has prefix'd a 
Dedication, in w ch he acquaints us that he found Cato cast in a Corner, 
being Englished by an old uncertain Author. Perhaps 'twas Caxton. 30 
Caxton certainly printed it in English. NB. I have since look'd upon 
Caxton's, w ch is in Bodley, & was printed with other Pieces in Folio, & 
find it to be different. Caxton's is in Prose whereas this is Verse. — 
We have amongst M r . Selden's Books, 8 G . H. 43. Art. Songes and- Son- 
nets, written by the Rt. Hon ble . L d . Henrie Howard late Earle of Surrey, 
and others. Lond. 1587. This Impression having innumerable Faults, 
they are all along corrected with a Pen in this Copy to the great help 

Sept. 18. H. to Cherry (Rawl. 36. 35). < Mr. Dodwell's Proposal is 
certainly rational and what ought to be comply'd with ; but 'tis much more 
easily suggested and discours'd of than reduc'd into practise. There is such a 
large stock of Romances, Plays, Pasquils, and other diverting Books of that 
kind continually coming out ; and withall there are so many new Inventions 
to please and divert a loose, debauch'd Age ; that young Noblemen and 
Gentlemen-Commoners (unless it happens that any are carried by the 
Strength and Power of a natural Genius to other Studies) think the reading 
and perusing of middle-ag'd Antiquities improper for a genteel Education, & 
the direct way to render their Manners unpolish'd. In these younger Years 
the Generality of them have little or no Regard to the Improvement of their 
Fortunes, or to the Glory acquir'd by their Ancestors. In these Mistakes they 

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and ease of the Reader. — M r . Rawlinson of S*. John's has a Breviary 
in vellam illuminated. He has also two or three more Books of that 
Nature, with a great many other Curious & rare Books w ch he bought 
lately from amongst the Books of my learned Friend D r . Thomas Smith, 
w ch W ere sold to M r . Xtopher Bateman, a Bookseller of London living in 
Pater Noster Row, & who often buys good Bargains and makes a great 
deal of Money of them. A great Number of D r . Smith's Books were 
wanting in Bodley, & had they been purchas'd or otherwise been pro- 
cur'd they would have made a noble Addition, being often out of the 
10 way Books, & very curious and scarse. A vast number of them were the 
more scarse because they were small Pieces, w cl1 he had pick'd up in his 
Travells &c. 

Sept. 19 (Tu.). The Epitaph to be plac'd upon a Monument to the 
Memory of D r . Hall, late Bp. of Bristoll. This Epitaph, w ch was communi- 
cated to me by M r . Rawlinson of S*. John's, is said to have been made by 
M r . Adams of X* Church . . . Whoever made this long, tedious Inscription, 
(for I can hardly think 'twas M r . Adams) 'tis certain 'twas contriv'd on pur- 
pose to gain Proselytes to the Whiggish Party, of w cb the Bp. was a great 
Admirer & Favourer, & 'twas to none but Men of Rebellious Principles that 

20 he bestow'd his Charity. Let them be what they would, if they were 
Men of that Stamp they should be sure to meet with Encouragement 
from him. What else made him foster & advance one Slooper, & one 
Haynes, & some others that had no Learning, & were hardly endued with 
common sense ? but they are known to be of the antimonarchical, Phari- 
saical Strain, & can cant themselves into the good Esteem of any of the 
Calvinistical Brethren. What made him at the same time discourage & 
depress all ingenious, honest Men that were for Fidelity to their rightfull 
Sovereign, & Enemies to Presbyterians & other Sectarists ? 'Tis well the 
Compiler of this Epitaph has said nothing of the Bp' 3 . Loyalty, he being 

30 one of the Rebell Bp 3 , & (had he been endued with all the other Virtues 
attributed to him in it) this would have been sufficient to blacken his 
Character, & to render his Name odious amongst all Men of true In- 
tegrity & Probity, such as strictly & firmly adhere to the Doctrines of 
Passive Obedience & Non-Resistance. Bp. Sanderson's Epitaph had 
he been loyal w ld have suited him better, & he would have needed no 
other. But I say no more, but referr to the just Character I have given 
of him at the time he died. — The Life of Hadrian Junius prefix'd to his 
Epistles 8°. J. 20. Art. Seld. Hadriani Junij Animadversorum libri VI, 
in quibus infiniti pene auctorum loci corrigebantur & explicabantur, Har- 

40 lemo capto in summum rei literarise damnum perierunt. Sic retulit vitae 

continue for some Years ; but as they grow older they grow wiser, alter their 
Sentiments of Things, and find by Experience that an insight into our National 
Histories and Antiquities is more directly usefull to the Nobility and Gentry 
than to any others, and that no Part of it is more necessary to them than 
that which concerns the Dissolution of Religious Houses, and the Grants of 
Estates at that time. The Sacrileges then committed will withall raise their 
Piety and turn their Zeal to the Propagation & Advancement of Religion.' 
Sends a Leland for Mr. Loveday. Mr. Wolf s parcel received, but it contains 
nothing for Mr. Dodwell. 

Sept. 18-21.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 189-202. 


Sept. 20 (Wed.). The Annotations of M r . John Boyse upon Clements's 
Epistle should be printed. They are in MS*, in Bibl. Bodl. 

Sept. 21 (Th.). S r . James Mountague is turn'd out from being Attorney 
General & was succeeded on Saturday last by S r . Simon Harcourt. — 
John Earl of Anglesey died on Monday last, & is succeeded by his Brother 
Arthur Ansley. — M r . John Chamberlayne (commonly call'd D r . Cham- 
berlayne) is going to publish the L d ' s . Prayer in several Languages. Cui 
bono ? He is acquainted with Relandus, & corresponds with him. He 
continues his Father's Present State of England, & is great with Arthur 
Charlett. — An humorous Inscription found upon a Stone in the Rubbish 10 
of Arundel Garden London, in y e Year 1685 : 


— 3000 libs, offer'd by the University of Oxford for Vossius's Noble 
Library ; but 'twas refus'd & the Books carry'd over Seas, to our no small 
Disgrace. We should have purchas'd them, & not stood in such a Case 
upon Punctilio & Niceties, when we are so lavish of our Money upon 
Trifles, that bring dishonour upon the University. — A true & Exact 
Account of Sadlers Well : or the New Mineral-Waters lately found out 
at Islington ; treating of it's Nature & Virtues, by T. G. Doctor of 20 
Physick. Lond. 1684. 4 fco . This Pamphlett, w ch consists only of one 
Sheet, will be of use in the Natural History of England. M r . Rawlin- 
son of S*. John's has it. He has likewise A Speech spoken by M r . Hayles, 
a Student of University Colledge of Oxford, Sf Son to the Honour abie S r . 
Edward Hayles. Printed on half a Sheet 1687. for A. M. 'Twas spoken 
by M r . Hayles when K. James was receiv'd that Year at University 
College. Also Halifax, and ifs Gibbet-Law placed in a true Light, 
together with a Description of the Town ; the nature of the Soil ; the temper 
and Disposition of the People ; the Antiquity of ifs Customary Law, and the 
reasonableness thereof : with an Account of the Gentry, &c. by William 3° 
Bentley. Lond. 1708. 8 V0 . This Book, w cl1 will be of use in our 
English History, & Antiquities, I never saw before. He has likewise 
the Abridgment of our University Statutes, Lond. 1638. 8 vo . (I believe 
it may be the I st Edition) with the Table (Engrav'd) for reading Lec- 
tures, &c. (w c h was lately done anew by Burghers) inserted (it being, I 
suppose, customary then to have it go along with the Book) & an Ad- 
monitio ad Lectorem de veteri Calendario omisso. He has withall Certain 
Speeches made upon the day of the yearly Election of Officers in the City of 
Gloucester. ~£>eing in the Charter -Language of the said City, Die Lunse 
prox' post Festum S. Michaelis Archangeli. By John Dorney, Esq r . 4° 
Town-Clerke of the said City. Lond. 1653. in a small Octavo. In pag. 
85 th of the above said Hallifax Law is a Certificate inserted, attested by 
Jos. Wilkinson the Vicar in 1708 (& perhaps vicar now) that ArchbP. 
Tillotson (of whom there is an Account) was baptiz'd, contrary to what 
has been given out. 'Tis as follows : 

It appears by the Register of Hallifax That John, Son of Robert Tillotson, 
of Sowerby, was baptized the third day of October, Anno Dom. 1630. Ita 
Testor, Jos. Wilkinson, Vicar, ibm. 

Immediately after Tillotson follows an Account of Bp. Lake, the late 




most exemplary & truly pious & Religious Bp. of Chichester. At the End 
of this Book is added, The unparallel'd Tragedies committed by Sir John 
Eland, of Eland, and his grand Antagonists. W eh Piece was formerly 
written and printed in old English Verse (tho' I do not at present re- 
member to have seen it) & is here turn'd into prose & so reprinted. — 
Abdollatiphi in his Historia JEgypti pag. 94. (of the sheets printed by M r . 
Pocock at the Theater, but never publish'd) says that there are such a 
prodigious number of Inscriptions, of a strange Character, on the Pyra- 
mids, as that if they were transcrib'd they would make ten thousand 
10 Books. 

Sept. 24 (Sun.). M r . Boyle turn'd out from being chief Secretary of 
State, & M r . S*. John's is put in in his stead. L d . Somers is turn'd out 
from being President of the Council, & the Earl of Rochester plac'd in 
his room. — Ittigius, however he is cry'd up by the Germans, was like the 
greatest Part of the rest of his Countrymen, dull, heavy & injudicious. His 
Books are very mean & ordinary. There is nothing new in them, but 
taken out of other Men's Writings. — D r . Smith communicated several 
things concerning M r . Camden to Ant. Wood, & the rest Anthony had 
from Degory Whear's Parentatio Historica, & M r . Camden's own Short 

20 Memorials of his Life in the Museum Ashm. amongst S r . W m . Dugdale's 
Papers. But D r . Smith met with a great many other Things, wholly 
new, & w cl1 Anthony knew nothing of, & they are accounted for by the 
D r . in his Life of M r . Camden. Anthony said he had seen a Book 
written by M r . Camden in w cl1 he gave an Account of the several Monu- 
ments & Coats of Armes in the Churches and Chapells in Oxford. — Quaere 
where that is now, & how it may be seen ? M r . Wood told D r . Smith 
himself that he had seen it. — In the Cotton Library in some Papers 
relating to W m . of Wickham is a scandalous Reoort made in the time of 
K. Hen. VIII. by D r . London that W m . of Wickham was a Bastard. M r . 

3° Leland mentions this as reported amongst some. But D r . Kennett has 
quoted Leland most falsly as if Leland himself was of the same opinion. 
— The Life of W m . of Wickham by Martin was publish'd at Oxford by 
D r . Nicholas Warden of New Coll. & now Warden of Winchester Coll. 
It had been publish'd an hundred Years before, tho' he has not mention'd 
it. 'Tis very imperfect, & by this Office he has shew'd himself to be a 
weak Man, he having not compar'd it with the MSS. or so much as done 
anything to it, when he might have done much there being a great Number 
of Excell*. Papers remaining cone, this Great Man. — Monroe \ Father 
to Monroe of Balliol, a Scotch Man was a Person for whom the honestest 

Sept. 23. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 20). Asks for transcript from Bodl. 
MS. S. Hippolyti Aidao-KaXia ' AttocttoXcov of whatever relates to Ordination of 
Bishops, Presbyters, and Deacons, answerable to the 4th, 5th, 16th and 18th 
chapters of the viii th Book of the Apostolic Constitutions. Remarks on An 
Ordinary Journey no Progress : 'I thought none above y e Mobb had been capable 
of thinking us Papists.' Dr. Atterbury 'told me lately y* he thought [my 
Answer to Priestcraft'] had sufficiently shown y e truth of y e Clause, & y e 
Knavery of y e Objectors, & for y* reason he made no more haste w th his/ 

1 Quaere? 

Sept. 21-24.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 202-214. 


Men had no great value. — Out of a Letter from D r . Smith to D r . Bernard 
upon the coming out of the I st vol. of Athenae Oxon. 

I have lately got A. Wood's Rhapsody. I am amazed at the Indiscretion 
and Injudiciousness of the Man, who writes without any Care and Exactness, 
I do not mean only as to Style, which is barbarous, and incoherent, & scarse 
English in a thousand Places, but as to Matter & Argument, heaping up 
things, that are meerly trivial & impertinent, besides the gross Faults in 
Chronology. But his Partiality is most detestable, he magnifying the Popish 
Writers, & the orders of the Fryers in the Church of Rome, as most holy, 
& bespattering worthy Men of our Church, & such as were very Instru- 10 
mental in the Reformation : So that tho' he has often told me, that he is no 
Papist, and that he never was at Mass, yet I am convinc'd that he shews 
a great Inclination that way, and that he cannot be a good and sound 
Protestant. It concerns the university certainly to vindicate those brave 
Men, of the former Age especially, he reflects upon, & to take care that in 
the next volume there be nothing prejudicial to the Honour of those great 
Men, who have lived within these 50 Years. I believe by several Discourses 
I have had with him formerly, that he will reflect fouly upon Mr. Chilling- 
worth : w ch if he should do, notwithstanding all my friendly advises to the 
contrary, I will make my Word good to him, I mean vindicate him from his 20 
Calumnies, and expose the other Errors of his Book besides. You have done 
extreme well in speaking to the Vice-Chancellor, whose chief Care it ought to 
be, ne quid detrimenti academia Oxoniensis capiat : for I assure you I foresee 
a great inconvenience will be brought upon the University, after we are dead 
and gone, if there be no check put to this licentious way of Writing : of w ch 
the Papists 40 Years hence, & ever after, will make great use, & quote all 
his absurd, idle and slanderous Accompts of Things & Persons, as authentick 
true History, written forsooth by the Antiquary of Oxford : tho' the weakest 
and most injudicious that ever pretended to the Study of Antiquity. 

D r . Gale about the Year 1691 had some design of reprinting Camden's 3° 
Britannia at the Theatre. — IX Wynne was the first turn'd out in Oxford 
for non-swearing. 'Twas in 169 1. So himself tells me. — Nov. 17. 
1690. D r . Bernard said that D r . Thomas Smith has added more to the 
Honour of the Society of Magdalen College, by what the World then 
read of him, than any one that ever entered that Fellowship. — D r . 
Bently in the Year 1692 pretended to have an Edition of Philostratus 
ready for the Press, and he gave out that he had agreed with Fritschius 
of Leipsick to have it printed beyond Sea upon good Paper. — The 
Preface to the Leipsick Edition of Josephus written by Ittigius. But 'tis 
as dull as the Edition is. — Menagius dyed in the Year 1692 in the 79 th 4° 
Year of his Age. - Out of a Lett* of D r . Smith to D* Bernard. 

I am written to by a Friend in behalf of another Friend, a learned Gentle- 
man of S*. John's College in Cambridge, who is concerned for the Memory of 
John Fisher Bp. of Rochester, who was beheaded in K, Hen, VIII th8 . time, 
& was a great Benefactor to that College, concerning a Latin MS. of the 
Life of that Bp. mentioned by A. Wood in his Rhapsody, which he says he 
has seen. I have long since resolved to have no more to do with that 
Blockhead. I therefore intreat you to ask him in your own Name, where he 
saw y* MS, & in whose hands, that I may oblige my two Friends with 
a satisfactory Answer, who by their Interest will procure the sight and use of 5° 
it, if it be still preserved and in being. 

So far D r . Smith's Letter. I find afterwards that A. Wood gave an 
Answer to D r . Bernard ; but his Direction was so bad, that 'twas im- 



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possible to retrieve the Book. — Memorand. to search my Catalogues of 
Books, whether M r . Cropper's Catalogue be amongst them. His Collec- 
tion was very extraordinary, & tho' he was but a Scrivener yet he had 
acquired a great deal of Learning, & apply'd himself chiefly to Letters, 
neglecting his Business, w cl1 put him behind hand. He was not much 
more than 30 Years of Age when he died, being perhaps brought to a 
bad habit of body by his too eager pursuit after Learning. His Books 
were sold in 1693, & there was great Bidding, & extravagant Prices paid 
for them. — No Catalogue of the Books in St. James's Library, w cl1 

to thereby is of no use. M r . Justell who was Library Keeper before D r . 
Bentley was a very ingenious Man, but far from being learned. — 
Dawson's Book of Laws is a pitifull Thing, & ought not to be read by 
young Gentlemen, who however get it into their Hands, such is the 
Ignorance & Impiety & Wickedness of this Age. The Author horribly 
prevaricates about the Doctrine of Non-Resistance, & puts such an Inter- 
pretation upon the Oaths, as ought to be look'd upon by all honest Men 
as Treason, & would have been so accounted formerly even by the Legis- 
lators themselves & all Men of Probity & Sincerity. — M r . Rawlinson 
of S*. John's Coll. has a Transcript of The Diarie of the Life of Anthony a 

20 Wood. Historiographer of the most famous Universitie of Oxford, taken 
by himself from the Original now in possession of M r . Anstis of London. 
But it reaches no farther than to the latter End of Octob. in 1659. So 
that it may be presum'd that the other Part is now in y e Hands either of 
D r . Charlett, or D r . Tho: Tanner, & 'tis likely they may keep it secret, if 
not utterly destroy it, upon account of several Pieces of secret History 
dispers'd up and down that may reflect upon the Reputation of some late 
Men, such as were Cronies with Charlett &c. Anth. born on Dec. 17. 
1632. He was bred up at New-Coil. School & at Thame-School, & was 
enter'd at 15 Years of Age, as one of the Portionists or Post-Masters of 

30 Merton Coll. He was afterwards Bible Clerk of the same House. He 
took both his Degrees of Bach. & M. of Arts, the latter being taken in 
the 23 rd Year of his Age. He was much taken notice of by D r . Thomas 
Barlow Chief Library Keeper of the Publick Library, for his diligent and 
severe way of Studying in y* Place, & the Doctor offer'd him his assistance 
very candidly & freely, & I suppose 'tis upon Account of this sedulous 
Disposition that afterwards when M r . Selden's Books came to the Library 
the Doctor got M r . Wood to help him look them over and sort them, w cl1 
Anthony very willingly and chearfully did. Whilst they were looking them 
over they found in divers of them several Spectacles, one of w cla Anthony 

40 had given him by the Doctor. In these his Younger Years Anthony was 
much addicted to Musick, & constantly kept the Musical Club for several 
Years, & could play very well, &' was withall very much given to ringing. 
He gives an Account of some of his Frollicks, & abundance of little, trivial 
Matters, fit only to make one laugh; but then there are several other 
Particulars that are very material & fit to be known, especially concerning 
the visitation of the University of Oxon, at w ch time Anthony gave in his 
Answer to the Tryers, & would not submitt, tho' upon account of some 
of his Relations that had an Interest with the Visitors he kept his Post- 
master's Place all the time. He tells us when he first settled earnestly 

50 upon the study of Antiquities, w uh was not 'till he was about 25 or 26 

Sept. 24, 25.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 214-229. 


Years of Age, the/ before that when he was Bachelor of Arts he generally- 
read Books of y* Nature in the Bodlejan Library, the being admitted into 
•tt-ok place he reckons one of the greatest Happinesses of his Life, & says 
that whenever he enter'd it 'twas with the greatest Veneration. After 
S r . W m . Dugdale's Warwickshire came out he read it over very care- 
fully, as he had before done that of M r . Burton for Leycestershire, out 
of both w cl1 he made Extracts, & was mov'd by their Examples to 
travell over most part of the County of Oxon & to view the several 
Churches in it, & transcribe the Monuments. Sometimes he also took 
Draughts of the Places, & put down the Arms in Windows or elsewhere, io 
'Tis likely he had then some design of writing the Antiquities of the 
County, however afterwards taken off by the Antiquities of the Univer- 
sity. One of the first things he did was to take the several Inscriptions 
in all the Churches and Colleges in Oxford, w cl1 he did with Care. By 
his Account he seems to have been a good merry Companion in his 
Juvenile Years, & would often treat Musicians, especially such as were 
Masters in that Art, splendidly, & perhaps beyond what might be exspected 
from a studious, retired Person. These are some of the Particulars that 
occurr to my memory after the Reading of the Book, w ch I did in M r . 
Rawlinson's Presence, M r . Anstis having oblig'd him not to let it be 20 
transcrib'd or lent out. 

Sept. 25 (Mon.). Things shew'd me by M r . Rawlinson of S*. John's 
College : 

A Letter from a Citizen of Worcester to his Friend in London ; In answer 
to a Malicious Pamphlet, entituled The Worcester-Triumph, &c. In this 
Pamphlett the Bp. 1 of Worcester & his son severely reflected upon. 
Account there of his Son's appearing Candidate for y e Degree of Doctor of 
Divinity at Oxford, & of Speeches being made in Convocation ag* him. But 
'tis false ab* Speeches, for there were none made, myself being then present. 
Nor is it true y* the Convocation were mov'd to deny his Degree purely 30 
because D r . Sacheverell was against him. (2) The Mournfull Poem, on the 
Royal Funeral of King W m . the Third, late of Great Britain, the Preserver, 
Defender, and Hero ; who was Interr'd in King Henry the Seventh's Chappel, 
at Westminster, on Sunday Night the twelfth of April, 1702. printed upon 
one side of a Broad half Sheet, all in Black, & the Letters white. A silly 
thing. (3) A Hue and Cry after the Earl of Clarendon, with his Downfall. 
(4) The Camp Royal, Being a Prospect of the Camp in Hounslow Heath 
1687. (5) The Manner of the barbarous Murther of James late Lord Arch- 
bishop of S*. Andrews, &c. May 3. 1679. On one side of a broad half Sheet, 
with a Cut exemplifying the Tragedy. A good Paper. (6) An humble 40 
Address to the Queen of Solunaria, &c. 1705. 8°. (7) A true Relation of 
the Faction begun at Wisbich, &c. (A good and scarse Pamphlett.) 1601. 
8 vo . (8) Carleton's Life of Bernard Gilpin, in English by William Freake 
Minister. Lond. 1629. 4 t0 . (9) A true & Impartial History of the Military 

Sept. 25. Thorpe to II. (Rawl. 10. 87). All are very well pleased with 
Leland. H.'s Letter in Memoirs for the Curious, which is an obscure sort of 
a pamphlet, should be reprinted. Suggests that ' Chilswell ' may be a corrup- 
tion of 1 Cherren-hil.' When will Leland vol. ii. appear ? if H. wishes, will 
send a list of subscribers. 

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Government of the City of Gloucester, from the Beginning of y e Civil War 
to the Removal of the Governor Col. Edward Massey. Lond. 1647, 4 to . 
(10) An Historical Romance of the Wars between the mighty Giant Gallieno, 
& y e Great Knight Nasonius, and his Associates. Doublin 1694. 4 to . 
A good Pamphlett, & of use for these distemper'd Times. (11) The Nine 
Worthies of London. By Rich d . Johnson. Lond. 1592. 4*°. (12) The 
Estate of English Fugitives under the King of Spaine & his Ministers. Lond. 
1596. 4 t0 . (13) The Royal Oake, or a Table of his Sacred Majesties 
(King Charles II d ' s .) Descent, &c. by J. C. 1682. on one side of a Broad 
10 half Sheet. 

The Honour of the Catalogue of MSS ts . is owing to D r . Bernard, upon 
whom the trouble & labour of it was devolved, tho' D r .Charlett by his flatter- 
ing and noise endeavour'd to rob him of it ; but People are wiser than to 
think yt vain, busy Man capable of doing any such Piece of Service. — 
Marquardus Gudius collected two Volumes of antient Inscriptions, I doubt 
not w th great Care & Judgment. But what is become of them ? — Out 
of a Letter from D r . Smith to D r . Bernard : 

M r . Tanner's Monasteriologia, if I may so call it, will be very welcome. 
Acquaint him from me, that S r . H. Savil designed such a kind of Notitia, 
20 which I have met with in the publick Library. I could help him to make his 
Account fully perfect out of the Cottonian Library : if I had leisure, and if 
his Worke had not been in the Presse. I doubt not but he has considered 
the thing well, and does more than transcribe M r . Speed or S r . W m . 

M r . Worsely of Edmund Hall had a design to publish S r . John For- 
tescue's Dominium Politicum Sf Regale, and several other Pieces of y* 
Great Man. But this Design vanish't. 'Twas M r . Worsely the Gentleman 
Commoner, to whom D r . Gibson dedicated Quintilian, a truly ingenious 
Gentleman & of eminent Virtues whilst he was of the Hall. — Out of a 
30 Lett r from Dr. Sm. to Dr. Bern, in 1694. 

M r . Wharton has done neither right nor honour to Arch b P. Laud's Memory 
in his Preface, which is very obnoxious to just Censure. It was printed as it 
is, before a Line of the Book was set : and we favourably judged here, when 
several Copies were distributed, that it was only with design to sound the 
opinions of his Friends, & believed that he would have altered several things 
in it, & have examined carefully and confuted all the Cavils and Exceptions 
of Bp. Hacket against him. But instead of this he equally admires ArchbP. 
Williams, his great Enemy & the great Patron of the Puritan Faction, and 
betrays him, whom he ought to have defended : and in this is very unjust to 
40 the trust reposed in him by the late great Confessor of this oppressed Church, 
who, I have the highest reason to believe, if he had lived, would never have 
suffered such an Affront without the highest Resentment. Besides his Flattery 
of Sir R. Atkins is prodigiously base. 

A small thing in half a sheet 8 V0 . is lately publish'd call'd An ordinary 
Journey no Progress, being in Defence of D r . Sacheverell upon Account 
of some Reflexions lately cast upon him for the noise he made in his 
Journey to Wales to take Possession of his Living. The author of this 
Pamphlett is said to be M r . Trapp of Wadham College. 'Tis a most silly 
ridiculous Thing, & the author has by his reflecting upon the Non- Jurors 
50 shew'd himself to be a most silly, empty, rash, hott-headed Fellow, to have 
no regard to Integrity nor Gratitude, &c. — . . D r . Tho. Guidott's Discourse 

Sept. 25-28.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 229-242. 


of Bathe, & the hot Waters there. Lond. 1676. In this Book an Account 
of the Antiquities of Bathe. 

Sept. 27 (Wed.). Remember to consult Rich. James's Poemata in 
mortem R. Cottoni & Thomae Alleni. &c. — D r . Smith bought Appiani 
Inscriptiones out of S r . Ch. Scarborough's Study for 12s. w cn was sold for 
great Rates. — To shew M r . Burghers Camillus de Lapidibus . . for the 
Pictures there. — . . De Canibus Brit, per Caium. Item de proprijs 
libris, liber, in pag. 3. of w cn he tells us he design'd to write & publish 
the History of Norwich, & had made great Progress therein. 'Tis a 
thing worth knowing what became of this Great Man's Writings. A 10 
Specimen of it he says he would give in his Book, de antiquis Britannia? 
urbibus. — Scripsimus etiam (inquit) Annales Collegij Gonevilli Cantabrigian 
ab ipsis primordijs ad annum praesentem 1570. cujus argumentum leges 
in historia nostra Cantabrigiensis Academiae. Sed has historias in 
privatum utriusque Collegij usum tantum scripsimus. — . . The An- 
tiquities of the Bathe, &c. by D r . Guidott. Drawn up in less than 14 
Days, & that too in the midst of other Imploymen ts . — Yesterday 
M r . William Whiston of Cambridge came to Oxford, & this Morning 
& the Afternoon he was in the Bodlejan Library, & w tn him was one 
M r . Okely who was formerly admitted into the Library, & comes now, 20 
as is suppos'd, purposely to Oxford to assist Whiston in some things 
that he y e said Whiston is writing against y e Canon of Scripture, &c. 
This M r . Whiston should not be allow'd to study in the Bodlejan 
Library; for as he is like to do no good, so he may do harm, being 
a Man of Parts (let People say what they will) & of Authority amongst a 
great Number \ — M r . Wever has printed M r . James's Epicedium upon 
S r . Rob. Cotton in his Preface to Funeral Monum ts , but without the 
Name of M r . James annex'd. — D r . Busby of Westminster dyed Saturday 
April 6 th . 1695. 

Sept. 28 (Th.). D r . Smith mentions in a Letter to D r . Bernard 30 
21 Sept. 95. the Annotations of Bp. Pearson upon S fc . Barnabas as 
well as upon Ignatius. To look carefully over the Papers of the Bp. 
and see if there be any such thing. — 'Twas in Nov. 1695. that M r . 
Bingham preach'd his Heretical Sermon, for w ch he got the Name of 
an upstart Theologaster. This was before I came to the University. 
— Out of a Letter from D r . Smith to D r . Bernard, 3 Dec. 1695. 

I am very sorry for the Death of Antony Wood. If he had had any 
Judgment answerable to his great Industry, he might have been reckoned 
among the Worthies of the University. But however the World is beholden 
to him for his vast and curious Collections, which wiser Men know how 40 
to use to better purpose than he did. I am heartily glad, that he made 
so pious an End, and that he dyed in the Communion of our Church. 

Nicolson of Carlisle has saucily reflected upon D T . Bernard in his 
Historical Library; for w cn petulant Behaviour he is corrected by 

1 He was however admitted on Thursday Sept. 28. & brags very much of his being 
able from an Arabick MS*, to prove the Apostolical Constitutions to be a Canonical 
Book, such is the Madness & folly of the Man. There is no hurt in admitting him 
to the Library, since if he had been denyed he would have bragg'd of a piece of Canon 
of Scripture but hindred by the University from being seen by proper Judges. 



[1710 : 

D r . Bernard in a Paper I have. — Rich d . Boulton 1 of Braznose College 
writ an Examination of several Books of M r . John Colbatch. Printed 
at Land. 1699. . . — Some excellent Remarks about this Note on 
Coyns, &c. ^ in Pignorius's Symbolic Epistles p. 83, &c. . . — In 
Inscriptione vetere Rhamnusiana FAX SIT pro FAXIT, ibid. pag. 
107. & MAXSVME pro MAXVME. ibid. — Upon the Day of the 
Dedication of the City of Constantinople perhaps the Coyns with the 
Figure of it, & also of Rome were struck. See ibid. p. 118. — They 
did not reckon the Dedication from the laying of the first Stone, but 
10 from the finishing a Place, ibid. 

Sept. 29 (Fri.). Account of my IA Leominster's Statues in the first 
Letter of D r . Smith to MX Boyer. 

Sept. 30 (Sat.). The Prince of Wales's Sister was born the 18^ 
of June (1692) English Style about 8 of the Clock in the Evening, 
and the Queen had then, as formerly, a very easy Labour. There 
were present, besides the Ladies of her Court, several French Ladyes 
of great Quality, & Madam Mayereron, a Protestant, Wife to the K. of 
Denmark's Envoy Extraordinary in the Court of France. — The old 
Scotch Translation of Virgil by Bp. Douglass is just reprinted at 

20 Edinborough in fol. upon course Paper, & in an old worn Letter. In 
the Preface the Publishers have spoken but very indifferently of 
M r . Francis Junius, as if what he has done to this Author is of little 
or no moment; for w cn he ought to be reprov'd, he having done a 
vast deal to him, & corrected a printed Copy throughout, & settled 
the Pointing, besides the other things done this way in his MSS*. Papers, 
w cn indeed is prodigious, & had they been review'd carefully by a skillfull 
Person this work of Virgil would have receiv'd great Light from them. 
'Tis likely that the Glossary they have added at the End may be taken 
in great measure from Junius's Papers, & 'twould be worth while for 

30 any one to examine it that has leisure ; for I much suspect the Fidelity 
of these Men, & I fear they have been ungratefull ; I am sure they have 
not the tenth Part of this sort of Learning that Junius had. — In Laur. 
Pignorius's Symbolic Epistles p. 138. marmor exstat Rhamnusianum, 
in quo BELLVM DELMATICVM legitur. Sic autem dicitur, non 
vitio Quadratarij, sed recta scribendi ratione, licet usus nunc Dalmatiam 
ferat & Dalmaticum. Velius sane Longus in Libello de Ortographia 
sic habet; placet etiam ut Delmatiam, non Dalmatiam pronunciamus \sic\ 
quoniam a Delminio maxima Civitate tractum nomen existimetur. Cum 
e item in nummis pluribus, de qua re ibi agit Pignorius, quern adisis. 

4° — In pag. 153. [a] fragm* of an Inscription, w cl1 will be of use perhaps 
to me hereafter in writing upon a certain Inscription I design to 
publish ... — 8°. P. 62. A. S. The Expedicion into Scotlande of the 
most woorthely fortunate prince Edward, Duke of Soomerset, &c. Lond. 
1548. By Wm Patten. 'Twas printed by Richd Grafton. — The Editors 
of Virgil in Scotch, above mention'd, have quoted trite Books in their 
Testimonia, one of which is the Athenian Mercury. — A certain Person 

1 He hath also published an Abridgment of M r . Boyle's works & prefix'd his Life, 
A.D. I7i|. 

Sept. 28-Oct. 2.] VOLUME XXVI, PAGES 242-254. 


above a Year since printed a Letter of mine, very faultily, at London, 
in w ch there is a Fragment I had from a MS*, containing a material 
Passage in our English History, not before taken notice of in our 
publish' d Authors. In this Passage mention of Cherrenhil, which I 
guess'd then to be somewhere about Foxcomb Hill near Oxford. Since 
that I have receiv'd a Letter from D r . John Thorpe, who agrees with 
my conjecture, & thinks it may be a pretty large farme House beyond 
Hincksey, on the right Hand of Foxcomb Hill, call'd Chillshill or Chilswell, 
M r . Bobart can direct me to it. D r . Thorpe writes that the Letter is 
very hard to be got, & he advises the reprinting it. IO 

Oct. 1 (Sun.). D r . Smith design'd to have written the Life of S r . 
Hen. Savile, but neither his other Studies nor his Health would permitt 
it. — Two very good Books published in 1695, the one by M r . Sage, intit. 
The Principles of the Cyprianick Age, The other by D r . Monro, entit. 
An Enquiry into the new Opinions chiefly propagated by the Presbyterians 
of Scotland. — Out of a Letter of D r . Sm. to M r . Burscough 31 August 

I was always a Friend to Anthony Wood, when I lived at Oxon. and do still 
admire his unwearyed diligence and Industry ; but at the same time cannot 
but condemne, as I have always done, his want of Judgment, his careless and 20 
rhapsodical way of writing, and especially his ignorant, unjust, malicious and 
scandalous Censures of several worthy Persons, who deserve a far better 
Treatment. I gave him good advice in the Work he was then upon : and 
tho' often desired by me, he would never shew me his Papers, telling me that 
J would find fault : as I see since by a thousand Instances he had just reason 
to apprehend. But what opinion I have of his Athenae Oxonienses, the World 
will know hereafter. 

Out of a Letter from D r . Sm. to D r . Chamberlayne, 29 May 1683. 

I will see and take care, that M r . Wood gives of you a just as well as 
honourable Character to Posterity : tho' he designes not any Elogium upon 30 
his Authors but a Narrative. The World, I meane especially our Church and 
Government have been beholden greatly to you for your many excellent 
and usefull Writings, & it is the great shame of the Age, that such as 
yourself have not been rewarded for the Service which you have done the 

Oct. 2 (M011.). Account in Pighius's Hercules Prodicius, pag. 71, 
&c. of several Inscriptions found upon Tiles. Pighius a most nice Man. 
In that Book in pag. 525. from an Inscription he observes that adicit 
was formerly written for adjicit. This is a common Observation, being 
generally so in MSS. He also notes that seculum is to be written 40 
according to old inscriptions w^out a Diphthong, also that cams is in 
Inscriptions without an H. This Book of Pighius's, w cl1 I have several 
times look'd over with wonderfull pleasure & satisfaction, is worthy to 
be read & consider'd by all young Gentlemen, as proposing excellent 
Rules for Study & laying before them the Examples of very great & 
good Men, & shewing the Benefits of true virtue. It should be re- 
printed. — Tyana a City of Cappadocia formerly call'd Thoana from 
King Thomas, as observ'd by the anonymous Author of the Description 
of the Euxin Sea, pag. 15. See in the m d . Vol. of D r . Hudson's 
Geographers, now sub prelo. The same Author there observes that other g 0 



[1710 : 

Names had suffer' d the like changes. — X us'd for ch in the old Latin 
version of the Expositio totius Mundi & Gentium publish'd by Gothofrede, 
& since by Jac. Gronovius, & at length by D r . Hudson in the said 3 d . 
vol. of Geographers. He writes pag. 2. Braxmani for Brachmani. AHquit 
there pag. 2 for aliquid. I remember that Du Fresne observes in the 
Preface to his Latin glossary that such MSS. as have t for d were written 
in England. 

Oct. 3 (Tu.). Shields with the Images of the Emperors us'd to be 
dedicated & plac'd in Temples, & Feasts were observ'd at the time of 
10 such Dedications. See an Account of it in Martinus de Roa Cordu- 
bensis de die Natali pag. in. . . 

Oct. 4 (Wed.). This day at 1 Clock afternoon old Smoothboots, 
D r . Lancaster of Queen's laid down his office of Vice-Chancellor (to 
the great Joy of the writer of these Matters) & D r . Brathwayte warden 
of New-College succeeded. Two Speeches were made, but neither of 
them fit to be noted by me. I only note that Lancaster I believe is 
the worst Vice-Chancellor that ever was in Oxon. 'Tis certain y* by 
his Tricks he has rais'd to himself a Pillar of Infamy. He is one of 
the Provice-Chancellors for the next year; & D r . Charlett, & D r . Baron 
20 & D r . Gardiner are the others. 

Oct. 6 (Fri.). Registrum F. in Turri Scholarum continet diversas 
Epistolas Academise Oxon. (ut & alia quaed. negotia) ab an 0 . Dni 1422. 
usque ad annum D. 1503. Hunc autem librum ab Academia Oxoniensi 
olim surreptum, vel abalienatum. Venerabilis Vir D ns . D r . Abbott tunc 
Collegij Universitatis M r . et Ecclesiae Cathedralis Wynton Decanus, demum 
Archiepiscopus Cantuar, Wyntonige invenit, & a 0 . Vice-Cancellariatus 
sui 3 0 . h. e. a 0 . D 1 . 1605. in quadam Convocatione, Universitati Oxon. 
restituit. — Fornerius had a MS*. Glossary, (Latin) out of w cl1 Scriverius 
publish'd a little Fragment of M. Pacuvius, in pag. 71. of his Edit, of 
30 the Fragm* 8 . of the Tragcedians. 

Oct. 7 (Sat.). . . In Cod. Baroc. 206. fol. p*d, a . . . 'Tis the very same 
that is publish'd from a MS*, in the King of France's Library by Combefis 
in Tome i mo . pag. 831. Auctarij Bibliothecse Patrum, Par. 1648. w cl1 
first Tome is intitled Historia Hceresis Monothelitarum, &c. Immediately 
after in our MS*, follows another little Piece ascribed thus to Hippoly- 
tus : . . . This MS*, is in Vellam written about 300 years since. In the 
same MS*, is Dorotheus's 2vyy pappa eKKkrjaiaaTiKOv nepl t£>v o pa6rjTa>v 

tov Kvplov AapoBeov iirifTKoivov Tvpov, &c. publish'd by D r . Cave Hist. Lit. Tom. 
1. p. 115. being communicated to him by M r . Dodwell. D r . Cave tells us 
40 in the same Tome pag. 69. y* D r . Mill had got transcrib'd from y e Oxford 
Library Hippolytus's 8i8ao-Ka\ia ' ' AnoorroXav, & that he design'd to print it ; 
but I believe D r . Mill's Transcript was only the Piece above mention'd of 

Oct. 7. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 21). Thanks for Leland vol. i. A 
propos of Feens, Ciampini de operibus musi'vis gives as distinct characters of the 
buildings, as Mabillon does of the hands, of the former ages. B. once fancied 
he had some skill in ruins, and H.'s learned pains give him a new appetite to 
a study he would once have taken great delight in. Hickes is very much 
pleased with Leland, but is concerned H. has printed so few copies. 

Oct. 2-10.] VOL. XXVI, PAGE 254— VOL. XXVII, PAGE 7. 6l 

Hippolytus. for I cannot find in Bodley that we have the proper AidacrKaXta 
'AkchttoXcov, tho' Bp. Pearson Vindic. Ignat. par. i. p. 6o, 62. speaks of it 
as being there. But y e Bp. does not direct to y e vol. where 'tis to be 
found, and I therefore take it to be no other than that above mention'd 
publish'd by Combefis. . . . 


Oct. 10, 1710 (Tu.). To look over very carefully & exactly M r . 
Wyrley's MS. cone. Frideswyd : Camd. 376. Godestow Abbat. Monial. 
Ida vidua opulenta prima fundavit. Johannes rex mstauravit & annuo 
censu dotavit. Einsham : abbat. Monach. Oxon. Benedict. Quidam 10 
^Ehelmarus nobilis Co. Cornub. primus fundator. iEthelredus rex 
confirmavit Monasterium Monachis Benedictinis an. 1005. Camd. 374. 
Robertus Bloet episcopus Line, praecipuus benefactor. (Leland. Coll. 
MSS. Vol. I. p. 73.) Leland. ib. p. 81. Robertus de Olley miles mag. 
Angl. constabularius I s . fundator Oseney abbat Canon, or. S. Aug. Com. 
Oxon. Rewley alias Royley Barnardini. Edmundus comes Cornubiae 
fundator. Leland. Coll. Vol. I. p. 342. Ex libello incerti auctoris de vita 
S. Frideswidae virginis. Frideswida filia Didani, cujusdam subreguli, qui 
civitatem Oxenforde incolatus sui frequentia honestabat. Safrida uxor 
Didani. (Circa a. d. 727.) Didanus conjugis nuper amissae dolore 20 
percussus eccl. infra urbis ambitum construxit, & in honore S. Maria? 
ac omnium Sanctorum dedicatam filiae commendavit poscenti. Binsey 
near Oxford formerly call'd Buseneia. So there. To this Place Frideswid 
fled from Algar, who courted her for his wife. (Algarus was also Sub- 
regulus.) At Binsey she built an Oratory, & Houses. 'Twas built at a 
Place then call'd Thornbyri. She died the 14. Kal. Nov. & was buried 
in S fc . Marie's Church Oxon. prope Tamesim. — At the End of a MS*, 
of Eusebius's Eccl. Hist, in Latin (written ab*. 400 Years agoe) in Oriel 
Coll. Library, Liber domus beatce Marice Sf Collegij Regis Oxon. vocat. 
Orjyell, ex dono venerabilis Viri Magistri Henrici Sampson quondam 30 
ibidem propositi. Cujus animce propicietur Deus. In a page after part 
of y e same Note, & there 'tis call'd Oryall. — Before y e Conquest 'tis 
probable Lawyers had their chief abode for Study in antient Cathedral 
Churches or Abbeys. So M r . Agard in his Discourse of the Antiquity 
and Privileges of the Houses or Inns of Court and of Chancery. MS. in 
Bibl. Cott. — The K ts . Templers were at the first so poor as they had but 
one House to serve them. In token whereof they gave in their Seal two 
Men riding on one Horse ; but afterwards they grew so rich & there- 
withal so proud, that all the Templers in England, as also in all other 
Parts of Xtendome were suppressed in the Year of our IA 1308, being 40 
the 2. E. 2. So in a MS*. Discourse concerning the Antiquity, use and 
Privilege of Places for Students and Professors of the Common-Law by 
Joseph Holland, in Bibl. Cott. — S r . H. Savile's Notes on Tacitus 
were translated into Latin by Isaac Gruter. — In some of my Papers 
from D r . Smith 'tis insinuated that the old Romans had no Footing in 
Ireland. — Names of the Monasteries & Houses of Religion about 
London. Nero C. xi. in Kent, Galba, E. vi. in the several Counties of 




England. Titus D. xii. (Ita in Chartis Smithianis.) — Otho. A. 12. Asserij 
exemplar. Dubito an ex hoc codice (inquit doctissimus Smithus) Arch. 
Parkerus suum Asserium edidit, quod T. G. suspicatur. Sed q. Q. an. 
numeri in margine adscripti, qui perpauci sunt, sint typothetarum : quod 
idem vult. Mihi videntur potius esse cujuspiam, qui hunc codicem cum 
impresso contulit. — Titus C. xi. Catalogue of y e Monasteries in England 
& Scotland. — A Project of a Library & an Academy of Antiquity proposed 
by M r . Cotton, Doddridge, & M r . Leigh (James Lee) so in some Papers in 
Bibl. Cott. as noted by D r . Smith in his Adversaria penes me. — Vitellius 
C. 7. John Dee's Supplication to Q. Mary for y e Preservation of 
antient Writers & Monuments. — See the severe Censure of G. Vossius 
upon the Itinerary and Antoninus de Histor. Lat. in Livio p. 96, 97. 
but this only is to be understood of & referr'd to the supposititious 
Itinerary published by Annius Viterbiensis, & therefore Nicolson mis- 
takes Vossius in applying the censure to the true Itinerary, pag. 2. — 
J. Weever. M r . Caltharn, his Nephew, who lived in little Britain, had 
all his Collections. Sic in Schedis Smithianis. — William Lambard 
drew up A List of the Cities, Rivers &c. here in England, in British, 
Saxon & Latine, with a Commentary upon it. 'Twas once in the 
possession of S r . Hen. Savile. Sched. Smith. — J. Weever is reflected 
upon over severely by M r . Wharton Angl. Sacr. [t.] I. p. 668. — D. Hen. 
Spelmannus Archaismum graphicum conscripsit in usum filiorum suorum 
a. d. 1606. M r . Worsely has a Copy in 8° N. 96. & D r . Smith had 
a Copy left him by D r . F. as he has noted in his MSS. Papers. But 
this did not come to me. Quaere where 'tis? I formerly transcrib'd 
for M r . Cherry a Copy. This was before I came to Oxford. — 
Joannes Oporinus Typographus, from his Name in German, w cl1 signifies 
Autumn. — laetvs libens in full length in an Inscription. w cl1 is the 
full meaning of L. L. and not libens libens or libentissime. — 4 0 . H. 14. 
Med. Jacobi a Mellen Historia Urnse sepulchralis Sarmaticse, to be 
read carefully over. — John Jones's Discourse of the Bathe of England. 
4 to . J. 2. Med. In pag. 2. there is something remarkable of Hooker 
the Historian of Exeter. — Nicolaus Fitzherbert in his Descriptio Ox- 
oniensis Acad. pag. 28. . . calls Alban Hall Aula Alborensis. In Fitz- 
herbert's time, & so always formerly, both Colleges and Halls us'd to 
shut up their Gates at 8 Clock in the Evening in Winter time, & at 9 in 
Summer, just at the tolling of a Great Bell prepar'd for that purpose. — 
4 0 . J. 3. Med. Galeni libri tres de temperamentis, & de inaequali 
intemperie, Latine per Tho. Linacrum. 'Tis not express'd when nor 
where this Book was printed ; but 'tis printed upon Vellam, & is the 
very Copy that the Author presented to King Hen. VIII tb . (tho' 'twas 
Dedicated to Pope Leo the X th , & the Dedication bears date from 
London the Nones of Sept. 152 1. in w ch year and at w cl1 Place perhaps 
'twas printed.) At the beginning is this Memorandum written : 

Dec. 2. 1634. Liber Bibliothecae Bodlejanae ex dono Thomae Clayton in 
medicina Doctoris & Professoris Regij, necnon Collegij Pembrokiensis 
Magistri Primi. Ipsissimum volumen, quod Doctissimus ille Linacer Medicus 
Regius & quondam Leonis Decimi condiscipulus, qui hunc Galeni librum 
Latinitate donavit Regi suo Henrico 8 vo dono obtulit. Hunc librum dedit 
Henricus 8 VUS Cuthberto Tonstallo tunc temporis Episcopo Londinensi : Ille 

Oct. 10.] 



vero cuidam amico suo nomine Spechefordo \ Anno Dni 1530. Quo mortuo 
(ut verisimile est) cum per diversos (ita ut fit) possessores pererrasset, tandem 
feliciter in manus prsesentis Donatoris incidit, Qui eum Thesauro Bodlejano 
(ipse Bibliothecse Bodlejanae Curator) tanquam KeifirjXiov pretiosum perpetuo 
asservandum concredidit. 

'Tis probable that in former times such Books as were presented 
to Persons that were Patrons of Learning were printed in Vellam, 
& the others for common Sale in Paper, as we now use, for Dis- 
tinction sake, two sorts of Paper. This Book has ordinary Clasps, 
and is of ordinary Binding (agreeable to the Age) only it has the 10 
Rose on each side & the arms of England & France supported by 
a Griffin & a Wolf, & round the Rose are put, Hsec rosa virtutis 
de csdlo missa sereno, | Eternum florens regia sceptra feret. At the 
End, Sum Sperchefordi dono R di . Cuthberti Lond. Episcopi An 0 . 
Christi 1530. — In pag. 14, 15. of Analecta lapidum veterum . . . 
Zamosius makes the Sythians the Inventers of Printing, & he gives 
an Instance there of a very old printed Book in strange Characters 
preserv'd in the G r . Duke of Florence's Library. The Passage is to 
be duly weigh'd & consider'd. — The antient Gymnasia without the 
Cities, see ibid. pag. 83, & consider the Place. — Signs of a Christian 2 o 
Monument, a Cross, a Palm-tree, Monogram of Christ A ^ O, figure 
of a Shepherd, or of a Lambe, Histories of the old & new Testam*, 
Glasse-Vessells tinctured w* n bloud. Under the Monogrammes some- 
times a Fish ingraven. — Of Printing in Adversary's Sm. p. 69. N. lxxxix. 
a Bound Book. — The Seals in Speed taken from the Cottonian Library. 
— S r . H. Savile transcribed some Greek Mathematical MSS. with his 
own Hand, as also Menelai Sphaerica &c. v. num. IX Graecc. MSS. & 
Euclidis Aedofxeva. — A Catalogue of the Religious Houses in England 
& Wales in the English Ecclesiastical History of Harpsfeild pag. 746. 
&c. — S r . W. Dugdale sent a list of the Religious Houses in England 30 
& Wales to D r . Barlow, in the Publick Library at Oxon. in an Alpha- 
betical Order, (but somewhat imperfect) in w ch are included the Houses 
of Fryars not endowed with Lands, & the Priorys-alien. In the same 
MS*, is S r . Hen. Spelman's History of Sacrilege, & S r . Rog. Twisden's 
Discourse of the Beginners of a Monastick Life. S r . H. Speiman 
concluded his Discourse of Sacrilege 30. Sept. 16 19. — To consider what 
Methods the Antients had to assist the Eyes before Spectacles were 
invented. — To read over carefully all S r . H. Savile's Letters to M r . 
Camden, & Mr. Camden's to him, as publish'd by Dr. Smith. — Is. 
Vossius's Library sold to the University of Leyden for 3000 libs. His 40 
Nephew, reserv'd Ptolemy, Hesychius, Lucretius, & Manilius, w ch his 
Uncle had prepar d for the Press. — M r . Moses le Cartier of Christ Church 
a very learned Man, as appears from his Annotations upon the Paschal 
Canon that I have in my Hands ex dono eruditissimi Smithi, & they 
are worth printing. — M r . Dodwell 2 was turn'd out of his History Pro- 
fessorship by the single Power and Authority of the Vice-Chancellor D r . 

1 Debet esse Sperchefordo. 

2 N.B. M r . Dodwell was not oblig'd by Act of Parliam 1 to take y e oaths, he being 
neither profess 1 ' nor fellow of a College &c. He was onely Prselector Cambden. 

6 4 



Edwards, without the Consent of the Heads of Houses, only upon a 
Letter, w ch ought hereafter to be judged a proceeding wholly arbitrary 
and not according to Law. Ask M r . Dodwell about it. — In one of the 
Transactions for the Year 1691. ab* Octob. or Nov. M r . Halley pretends 
to play the Critick upon Suidas, but is strangely and grossly mistaken. — 
D r . Pocock's skill was incomparable in the Oriental Languages, but very 
mean in Greek & less in Ecclesiastical History. — In Febr. 169 J there was 
a Rumour spread that they were publishing Josephus at Leipsick, & a 
Bookseller from thence reported so, but at the same time characterize it 
10 as a slight Performance, there being no MS*, made use of in it. — D r . Gale 
was a proud ill natured Man, and would communicate nothing, nay would 
not let one know what he had, much less oblige one with the sight of a 
Book, least of all with the Loane of it : w c]l base, dirty, ungentlemanlike 
Humour made Isaac Vossius both despise and hate him. — 

Out of a Letter from D r . Smith to my L d . Clarendon 3 Sept. 1692. 

Among other Books, for which I am at present concerned, I dout not but 
that I should find there (viz. at Cornbury ; in my L d ' s . Library) two little 
Pieces, sought for in vain by me both among my Friends and in the Shops, 
the one call'd Iter Carolinum, or a succinct Relation of the necessitated 

20 Marches, Retreats, and Sufferings of his Majesty Charles I st . from the 10 
January 1641. to the time of his Death: the other Sir Thomas Herbert's 
Tbrenodia Carolina, written at the Request of Sir W m . Dugdale. Your 
L d ship will easily guess at the reason and Justice of my Curiosity, if I did 
not mention my being extremely scandaliz'd at the mean and poor Account 
given of the Royal Martyr by Ant. Wood in his confused Rhapsody : written 
without Care and Judgment, (not to mention the Barbarityes of his Style) 
even when he had good Directions and Papers before him. But when he 
follows his own humour and phansy, and does not transcribe the Words of 
his Authors, he is most grossly absurd, calumniating the greatest Men of our 

3° Nation, whose untainted Reputation is fresh in our Memories, with false and 
scandalous Reflexions and Characters, hereby shewing himself all along not 
only to be a great Blockhead, who has not one grain of good nature, good 
sense, or good Learning, but also a malicious and scurrilous Writer. In my 
poor Judgment it very much concernes the University to set a Brand upon 
both Parts of the Book, and by a publick Censure condemn all the Imperti- 
nences, falsityes & scurrilityes therein contained, least they should pass for 
Truth, and be admitted as just History in the next Age, as written by one, 
who looks upon himself as the Oxford Antiquary and Historian. But whether 
this be done or no, I hope several Persons, especially those of the first Quality, 

40 will demand Reparation for the great Injuries done to their deceased Relations 
and Friends, and will vindicate their Fame from those reproachfull Impu- 
tations : tho' it may be all wise and honest Readers, who know the froward 
and perverse Humour and Temper of the Man, will as little value those 
Censures, as they ought to do his . Commendations : w ch likewise may be 
justly question'd, whether they be true or no, because given by such a 

Out of anoth r Letter from D r . Smith to the same noble Ld 2 1 April 

My Lord, Hearing y* your L d ship was gone for a Week or ten days to 
50 Cornbury, I deferred sending my humble Thanks for the Honour of your 
L d ship's Letter and the two Books, which you were pleased to send me. 
I bought them upon their first Publication, and was more and more convinced 
in y e reading of them, of the great Ignorance, Injudiciousness, ill Nature, and 

Oct 10, 11.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 21-34. 


Malice of the Author in his Characters and Censures of Learned and great 
Men and their Works, of which he pretends to give an Account, which yet 
he knows little or nothing of : yet I readily submitt to your L d ship's 
Judgment, that he by his Industry has retrieved several usefull Notices of 
Things, which otherwise would have been wholly lost. If he had permitted 
me to have perused his Papers, as I promis'd him several Years since I would 
do very carefully, w ch he refused, fearing the Justness and Severity of my 
Censure upon his idle and absurd Impertinences, and slanderous and sawcy 
Reflexions, I am sure he would have consulted his Fame and his Ease better : 
but no good Advice could prevail upon his Obstinacy : and Bp. Fell was 10 
troubled very much with him, before that confused Rhapsody, which he calls 
the History and Antiquities of Oxford, could get out of the Theater Press. 
But your L d ship knows him better than I can describe him. 

The Life of M r . Camden prefix'd by Dr. Gibson to ye English Trans- 
lation of the Britannia is wholly taken from D r . Smith, who complain' d 
of it in a Letter to M r . Philip Cotton. — King James IR died the i6*h 
Sept. (new Style) 1701. An Account of it I have in a very remarkable 
Letter from LX Smith to M r . Robt. Cotton, dated Sept. 9. the same 
Year old Style. — When Sirmondus's Works, one of the greatest Scholars 
of the Jesuits Order for polite Learning and Church-History, were first 2a 
brought over into England in 5 Volumes, in 1697, they were sold for 
fourteen Pounds. — Endeavour to find out a little Book, printed just before 
Christmass 1690, with this Title, How far the Clergy and other Members 
of the Church of England ought to communicate with the Non-swearing 
B ps . — To look also into D r . Whitby's Treatise against y e Arrians and 
Socinians, de vera Christi Deitate, publish' d about the year 1689, at Oxon. 
& I have heard from a very great Man, that 'tis a very judicious & 
learned Book. — Sacrissimus for Sacerrimus in Registro F. in Turri Scho- 
larum Oxon. Errore scribae, ut opinor, qui inter r & f non recte dis- 
tinguebat. — Account of the last Sickness, Death & Buryal of the Bp. of 3° 
Peterborough, in a Letter from D r . Smith to y e B v . of Norwich dated 
June 7 th . 1698. 

Oct. 11 (Wed.). The Lord Kilmorry dyed lately. He is the same 
Young Lord, I think, that was attended upon in the Year 1701, and 
afterwards by M r . Alexander Forrester, who instill'd such good, honest, 
stanch Principles into his L d ship as made him refuse the Oaths ; but at 
last, it seems, his L d ship was prevail'd to take them, meerly, as 'tis 
commonly given out, by virtue of some Arguments made use of to 
him by D r . Sacheverell, in his late Progress into the Welch Country. 
But his L d ship must have but an indifferent understanding to be prevail'd 4° 
upon by so conceited and ignorant and impudent a Man as that 
Doctor, who, w^ver good he may accidentally produce, is certainly a 
Rascal & Knave himself. — D r . Thomas Smith was Prebendary of 
Swallocliff 1 . See in a Letter to M r . Frome, 15 Novemb. 1690. D r . 
Smith had begun to write the Life of M r . Selden. He writ a Letter 
to M r . Hale for Materials, April 28. 1696. — Ante paucos annos in 
gratiam doctissimi Smithi Inscriptionem quandam in Theatri Shel- 
doniani area descripsi, in qua T z pro £ habetur. De hac inscriptione 
litterse, quas ad Smithum misi, consulendoe, uti etiam Smithi Litterse 

1 belonging to the Collegiate Church of Heitsbury, 




ad E. H. Sept. 17. 1705. — Yesterday M r . Ayliffe Fellow of New 
Coll. was presented to the Degree of D r . of Civil Law, w ch he had 
got by Grace the Term before. 

Oct. 12 (Th.). On Wednesday last y e Warden of All-Souls, D r . 
Gardiner, shew'd me an old Book in 4 to . printed by Jugg and Cawood 
in the year 1563, containing y e Homilies of y e Church of England.— 
4°. Z. 70. Th. Ferguson's large Review of the summary view of the 
Articles exhibited ag* y e Bp. of S*. David's &c. in pag. 6. insinuated 
that D r . Wake is an injudicious Writer. 

10 Oct. 13 (Fri.). Tharamis was one of the Celtick Gods, and one of 
those worshipp'd by the old Britains. M r . Selden, in Syntagm. II. c. 
1 1. de Dijs Syris, has publish'd the following Inscription y* was found 
in Cumberland . . . where we ought rather to read TARAMI, according 
to the Opinion of Elias Schedius de Dis Germanis pag. 118. Which 
reading may be confirm'd from the frequent Transposition of Letters 
both amongst the Britains & Romans, & 'tis to this Transposition that 
is owing the CEA in the Coyn I mention'd formerly in one of these 
volumes, w cn is certainly for CAE or Ccesar. Now if a Transposition 
be allow' d above in the Inscription then the Inscription will refer to 

20 the God Tharamis, w cli was worshipped in Britain, & was another 
Name for Jupiter. See if the said Inscription be in Camden. — A 
Fragment printed of Mceris Atticus's Lexicon in Miscellis Defensionibus 
pro Salmasio pag. 142. . . A Character of Bp. Lucy, & of his son M r . 
Robert Lucy, in Ferguson's Book 1 above mention'd pag. 21. Bp. 
Burnett's Baseness to K, James II. & his acting contrary to his solemn 
Protestations on yt account. Ibid. pag. 32. 

Oct. 14 (Sat.). Latimer's Sermons were printed in 8 V0 . in 1549. by 
Jhon Daye and William Seres. B* Daye is not styled there the King's 
Printer. — Just come out, Thoughts of a Country Gentleman upon Read- 

30 ing D r . Sacheverell's Tryall in a Letter to a Friend. 8°. — 8°. J. 2 7. Art 
Seld. The first and Second Parts of King Edward the Fourth. Containing 
His merie pastime with the Tanner of Tamworth, as also his love to faire 
Mistrisse Shore, her great Promotion, fall and miserie, and lastly the 
lamentable death of both her and her husband. &c. Lond. 16 13. bound 
up with other things of that nature. It once belong'd to Rob. Burton ; 
but at length came into M r . Selden's Hands 2 . In the 2 d Part, in the last 
page of the signature P. (for the Book is not pag'd) 'tis insinuated yt 
there was a labyrinth for Rosamund at Woodstock & y* y e Queen got 
to her by a Clue of Thread, according to y e Common Romance ; but 

4° this not to be rely'd on. 

Oct. 15 (Sun.). On Wednesday last about a Quarter after four Clock 
in the Afternoon came to Oxford D r . Bettsworth, Dean of the Arches, and 
Vicar-General to the Arch- fe P. of Canterbury. He was entertain'd at All- 
Souls in the Warden's Lodgings at a noble Supper, and the next day at 
ten Clock in y e morning, according to the Citation that had been put up 

2 [Not so. Many of Burton's tracts when bound up after they came to the Library 
were placed among Selden's Books. (Ph. Bliss)]. 

Oct 11-17.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 34-46. 


some time before, proceeded to a Visitation of the College for divers 
Irregularities complain'd of by some of the Fellows. But nothing else 
was done that day than calling over the Names, & treating the Dean in 
the Hall at a most magnificent & splendid Dinner. Next day, being 
Friday, at 3 Clock in the Afternoon the Dean receiv'd the several Com- 
plaints each Man had to make in writing, & Yesterday he carried them 
with him to Lambeth, where this grand affair is to be determin'd when 
the Arch b P. shall think fit to do it. (But 'tis not to be determin'd till the 
first Thursday after the 8 th of March next, before w ctl time Interrogatories 
are to be sent down to the College grounded upon the foresaid In- 10 
formations, and each Person is to answer, upon Oath, they having been 
sworn already, & the Vicar-General is to come down again to the College 
upon this score before the said 8 ttl of March, or thereabouts.) 

Oct. 16 (Mon.). Proposals are publish'd for printing M r . Whiston's 
Collections, intitled Primitive Christianity revived, in 4 volumes 8vo. and 
there is no doubt but there will be abundance of Heretical, Atheistical, 
Deistical, loose subscribers. — Thomas de Bellomonte (Dugdale's Bar- 
ronage Vol. i. p. 72. b.) Earl of Warwick married Ela, Daughter to W m . 
Longespe, Earl of Salisbury (Natural Son to K. Henry the Second) and 
died sine prole 26 June, An. 1242. (26. H. 3.) & was buried at Warwick. 20 
Ela survived him, & was a Benefactress to the Monks of Reading, to the 
Canons of Osney, to the Nuns of Godstow, to the Canons of S t . Sepulchre's 
in Warwick, to y e University of Oxon, & to the Gray-Fryers in London. 
She died (Lei. Coll. vol. 2. p. 286.) in an. 1300. (28 Edw. I.) & was buried 
(Lei. Itin. vol. 2. f. 19) before the High Altar in the Abbey Church of 
Oseney, at the Head of the Tomb of Henry de Oilly, under a flat 
Marble, in the Habit of a Vowess, graven on a Copper Plate. — 8°. 
T. 27. Art. Seld. King James the first his Entertainment at Theobald's. 
In w cl1 we are inform'd that King's Street, by the west End of the Church 
of Islington, took it's Name from the King's Passing at that time through 30 
it. — Gammon of Bacon. Formerly written Gambone. — An Urn full 
of Roman Coyns found some time since at Frilford near Southmore in 
Berks. But the Coyns were dispers'd & 'tis not known w* became of the 
Urn. Quaere ? The Information from M r . Blake of S fc . John's. — To 
consider whence the English Word Sackbut. 'Tis SapfiovKr} in Greek', & 
Hesychius quotes it as being in Job. Quaere ? 

Oct. 17 (Tu.). The Ruins of Osney Abbey are ingrav'd in pag. 136. of 
the 2 d Vol. of the Monasticon, at y e Charge of M r . Aubrey, as appears 
from this Inscription in the Plate : 

Insignes hujusce Fabrics Ruinas, quas antiquitatis ergo plurimum suspexit, 40 
Adolescentulus jam turn Oxoniensibus ascriptus, & (quod commodum accedit) 
paulo antequam Bello Civili funditus e medio tollerentur delineandas curavit, 
Posteris quasi redivivas, L. D. C. Q^Johannes Albericus De Eston-Pierse in 
agro Wilts arm : 

Rewley or North-Osney. See Mon. Ang. Tom. I. p. 934. b. The Church 
of S^ Mary of Rewley. Ibid. Rewley Abbey founded an. 128 1. 9 E. 1. 

Oct. 16. Brome to H. (Rawl. 3. 124). Subscribes for 5 Lelands and 
for Thwaites' Ephraem Syrus, both best paper. 

F 2 


Ibid. col. a. — One Rich d . Boulton an Undergraduate of Brazennose Coll. in 
1699. publish'd in 8 V0 . of 300 Pages, written in about a Month's time, 
an Examination of M r . John Colbatch his Books, &c. & at the End, he has 
several Reflexions upon D r . Charles Leigh ; But 'tis a most injudicious, 
silly, rash Book, & not fit to be perus'd by Scholars. — D r . Lister gave a 
Copy of his Apicius to Bodley. Quaere whether mention'd at y e Beginning 
of y e Book ? 

Oct. 18 (Wed..). The Preface to the English Liturgy concerning the 
Additions and Alterations made soon after the Restoration, was written by 
10 Bp. Sanderson. — M r . Whiston of Cambridge has just publish'd his Lec- 
tures read at Cambridge, & printed at that University Press very neatly, & 
perhaps better than they deserve, he being not reckon'd by the best judges 
to be a Master in the Mathematicks. — Zacagnius's Collection of some 
Pieces of the Fathers out of the Vatican Library no extraordinary Work, 
& from thence we may in some measure conclude y* y e Vatican Library 
is not so well furnish' d as some may imagine. 

Oct. 19 (Th.). Qui for quce in an Inscription in Montfaucon's Diarium 
Italicum pag. 24. — The Antients us'd Brass as we do Iron. Montfaucon 
there mentions several old Brass Nayls durissima temperatura, whereof 

20 himself had one. Nothing is more frequent in Homer than Brass Arms & 
Brass Spears. Iron was not found out, according to the Marmor Oxo- 
niense 'till about 186. years before the Trojan War, & therefore in more 
early times they must use Brass for Iron. See more in Montfaucon. Pag. 
70. He mentions there a Brass Sword as hard as Iron. — D r . Betsworth, 
Vicar General to the ArchbP. of Canterbury, was Pupil to M r . Browne 
Fellow of S*. John's College in Cambridge, and a very learned Non- Juror. 
The D r . speaks very honourably of his said Tutor, as he does likewise of the 
other Non- Jurors of the same College. — Ceq\enti for quiescenti in a 
Christian Funeral Monument, publish'd by Montfaucon pag. 162. as also 

5° cesqveuti in another 163. The Xtian Monuments of this Kind full of 
Faults, they not taking so much care as the Heathens did. — An Inscrip- 
tion to y e Memory of Petronia Neopfita (so 'tis written) in Montfaucon's 
Diarium Italicum, pag. 118. w ctl will be of use about the Letters A &'{2, in 
y e Saxon Medal of K. Edw. Conf. hereafter to be explain'd. 

Oct. 20 (Fri.). Last Week died M r . Charles Bernard, chief Chirurgeon 

Oct. 18. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 22). Asks for transcript of Hippolytus 
(ut supra) among Dr. Mill's papers. Thos. Baker hopes that H. will write 
Dr. Smith's Life, Thanks for account of the author of An Ordinary Journey, 
&*c. ; encloses an Apology. The Defence of the Bp. of Chichester's Dying 
Profession and the Vindication of it were both written by Dr. Jenkin. Mr. 
Bateman gave but 150/. for Dr. Smith's books, Rymer's Foedera excepted, 
which was sold apart for 25/. Surprised at what H. tells him of Dr. Charlett 
in his letter of the 14th inst. Will return Dr. Boise's papers. Hearing that 
Collins has got his Priestcraft into the Republique des Lettres, has been per- 
suaded to draw up the argument of his book in short, and to send it to the 
Republique in French and in Latin to Olearius, and to print the abstract in 
English, but has not yet resolved. Hopes that Barnes has not spoilt his Homer 
with his own notes, as he did his Euripides. Wonders Whiston should be so 
caressed ; thought most men had looked on him as half mad. 

Oot. 17-21.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 46-57. 


to the Queen, to the great Reluctance of all that were acquainted with him, 
& to the Publick Loss of the whole Nation, he being the best and most 
successfull Chirurgeon in England ; & he was w fch all a man of Integrity, of 
good Natural Parts, and of some considerable Learning. He had collected 
an Excellent Study of Books, as also before him had his Brother D r . Francis 
Bernard. — Constitutions Apostolicae de Ordinationibus per Hippolytum, 
p. 151. b. usque ad pag. 158. Cod. Bar. 26. — Printing at Rome in the 
Year 1455. Montfaucon saw an Edition of Lactantius's Institutions 
printed at Rome in 1461. See Montfaucon's Diar. Ital. pag. 255. and 
consider what is there said. — Vicxit for Vixit in a Monumt. there, pag. 10 
270. — A little before the Beginning of Printing MSS. were written very 
fairly according to the Letters in Books of the VII I* 11 and IX th Age, 
whereas till that time for several Ages MSS. were written very odly, full 
of abbreviations and 'twas hard to read them. From these latter Books 
the types were cut that were made use of in printing, &c. See ibid. pag. 
313. A great many of such MSS. written a little before the Beginning of 
Printing by the Care of Laurence & Cosmo Medicei, & other Princes of 
Italy. A list of Books, written in the XV th Century just before y e 
Beginning of Printing. — Ibid. pag. 409. in his Account of the MSS*. at 
Bononia — 20 

Lactantij Codex membranaceus vetustissimus, charactere unciali, egregiae 
notae. Ibi loca Graece bene multa adferuntur, accuratissime descripta, praeter 
Latinorum Codicum morem, ubi Graeca misere fcedata comparent. Codex est 
VI. vel VII. sseculi. Vellem sane Lactantium ad hujusmodi codicem emen- 
datum : ejus quippe nullus ut aestimo hactenus fuit usus. Alphabeta Graece & 
Latine, ut ibidem exstant hie adferimus . . . 

— In an Inscription there pag. 439. the Greek Letter H several times 
made thus h. thence perhaps our small Latin h. — Petitions to the Virgin 
Mary, with this Mark -f prefix'd, several times in a much more modern 
Hand at y e End of the Bodlejan Acts of the Apostles in Capitals, Laud. 30 
F. 32. caelvm, with m Diphthong always in the s d Acts of y e Apostles. 
This h in the Latin always for a Capital Letter. This I? for B. in the 
Latin, but B in Gr. 

Oct. 21 (Sat). There is an Excellent Paper printed in Vindication of 
D r . Hickes and the other Non-Jurors, from some Aspersions cast upon 
them lately by D r . Thomas Wise, that muddy, whigg Writer. It also 
animadverts upon the Author of the Ordinary Journey no Progress, and 
lashes him as he deserves. — Being last night with M r . Tilly I ask'd him 

Oct. 21. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 66). Sends ys. for two Lelands. 
The Bp. of Carlisle proposes to reprint the four Parts of his Historical 
Library in one vol., and to continue them to the Union. Is ' almost over- 
whelmed with the loss of the Learned Ingenious & Pious M r . Thornton our 
late excel* Recorder, whose death is an inestimable loss not to his family & 
friends only, but Learning it self. I was yesterday at Bishopthorp w r he is 
mightily lamented, his Grace is very hearty & amongst oth r Autographs 
presented me with one he lately ree'd from D r . Jablonsky at the King of 
Prussia's Court where there is a design not only of reconciling the Reformed 
& Lutherans but introducing a Liturgy (w r in y* of the Church of England 
is most approved), & its hoped Episcopacy it self.' Asks for more auto- 



[1710 : 

who was y e Author of the said Ordinary Journey &c. After a little 
Demurr he said one Stevens, a Country Clergy-man ; but he would not tell 
where he liv'd nor what sort of Man he was. After all I still believe 'twas 
M r . Trapp, who notw th standing he be cry'd up, is a conceited Fellow, & has 
no more Honesty than his Crony M r . Whalley of Wadham. M r . Tilly 
spoke against y e Non-Jurors, and said that they were most of them Men 
of no Principles but would strike in with Presbyterians and all other 
Schismaticks on purpose to ruin the Church of England. This made me 
expostulate the Matter somewhat warmly with him, & I plainly told him 

10 that the Non-Jurors, not one of them excepted, were the honestest Men 
of the Nation, & the best Defenders of the Church of England, & yt D r . 
Sacheverell & his Friends did very ill to blacken their Characters, when by 
so doing they shew themselves to be Whiggs, it being plain that the Non- 
Jurors are the only Men that have stuck closely to the Doctrine of Passive 
Obedience & the Complyers have given it up, and will never be able to 
get clear of the Reflexions deservedly made upon them for their Defection 
at the late Revolution. M r . Tilly own'd the Revolution to be Rebellion, 
but defended the late Alteration of the Succession, & declar'd himself for 
Allegiance to the Person in Possession, w cl1 is nothing but Rebellious 

20 Doctrine, & exactly agreeable to the Republican, antimonarchical Tenets. 
But when Men have comply'd they must bring themselves off some way 
or other, tho' the best way to do it is Repentance. — I have receiv'd 
Information from M r . Prescott of Chester that M r . Davies, of Llannerch 
in Wales, lately deceas'd, had a Transcript of five Volumes of M r . 
Leland's Itinerary in M r . John Stowe's own Hand. Before his Death, 
upon M r . Prescott' s Solicitation, he was ready to lend them for my use. 
But upon his Death 'tis difficult to procure a Loane of them, his Library 
being annex'd by him to his Inheritance. 'Tis likely they might be of con- 
siderable use in supplying the Lacunse w 0 * 1 were occasion'd by the Originals 

3° taking wet & by other Accidents 1 . — D r . Wittie's Description of Scar- 
borough Spaw in Yorkshire. . . A Book of use for the Description of y fc 
County. — In Fabretti's Inscriptions (p. 546.) XLQIII. for XL VIII. 
'Tis plain from several old monuments y* that note stands for 5. See 
Fabretti ibid. pag. 540. 'Twas from that note that the Latins in the 3 d or 
4 th year after Christ took the Form of their G, & made it stand for the 
same Number. See ibid. Quesquenti there pag. 553. for quiescenti. — Sir 
Simon Harcourt is made Keeper of the Great Seal, (in Room of Cowper,) 
and Sir Edw. Northey Attorney General. Sir Edw. had this Post not 
long agoe. — Hp> in an Inscription (for the Cross) pag. 563. of Fabretti. 

Oct. 21. H. to P. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 36). Thanks for 8s. for Lelan 
from Messrs. Loveday and Hayes; hopes they will take subsequent vols 
Would have been glad to entertain Mr. Staples with such accommodations a 
the Bodlejan Library affords. Barnes' Homer a noble edition, and far exceed- 
ing H.'s expectation. Please tell Mr. Dodwell that in Phil. Trans, they hav 
given an extraordinary character of H.'s Livy, and have reprinted Woodward' 
Shield and struck in with H.'s opinion about its antiquity. Will Mr. Brokesby 
revise his Letters for insertion in Leland ? 

I have since procured them, & made great use of them. 

Oct. 21-25.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 57-69. 

Menekenius in a Learned Discourse concerning the Monogram >fc says 
he often met with it form'd in the former manner, tho' Fabretti says it 
seldom occurrs so in Inscriptions, & when it does it has always a and a> 
with it. — In pag. 565. cesquentibus for quiescentibus. — M r . Bouchier, 
Son to D r . Bouchier is made Assessor of the Vice-Chancellor's Court in 
room of D r . Irish. Tis not doubted but y e D r . is mortify'd at this, it 
being a slight put upon him by the Vice-Chancellor. — The first Edition 
of Florence of Worcester at Lond. in 1592. 4 to . was publish'd from his 
own IMS*, by William Howard, who has prefix'd a Dedication & Preface. 
His Name should be mention'd in y e Bodlejan Catalogue. It stands 4 to - 10 
F. 6. Art. Seld. 

Oct. 23 (Mon.). There are only 250 Copies printed of M r . Rymer's 
Foedera. — These following Brass Coyns [of Gallienus, A.D. 261; 
Victorinus, A.D. 268; and Tetricus (2), A.D. 274], found in a Pot with 
a great many others in some Part of Lincolnshire, were shew'd me by 
Mr. Dyer, Fellow of Oriel Coll. . . These four Coyns of y 6 lesser Magni- 
tude. M r . Dyer has more Coyns. — i\ Quaestiones ac Responsa Albini 
Magistri in libro Genesi &c. Imperf. — 2. Epistolas Willelmi Abbatis S. 
Theodorici (ut [vijdetur) ad Odonem (Belli loci fortassis Abbatem) &c. 
Some Historical things in them. — 3. Moral Sentences in Latin & Saxon, & 20 
before them a Short Genealogical Account of the Norman Dukes, & im- 
mediately before y* a Note of Prosper Aquitanus, as if he were the Collector 
of said Sentences out of Augustin. Quaere ? & then follows some other 
things of Odo, I think Historical, & superstitious. The Book in 8 V0 . in 
Vellam. & perhaps belong'd once to Tavistock Monastery in Devonshire. 
This Book in M r . Hill of Queen's Coll. his Hands, w*& another Book in 
vellam in 4 to . written since the former, & is Thomas de Chabeham sub- 
decanus Sarsebiriarum (as at the Beginning, but Sarrebiriarum as at y e 
End) his Book de summa Pcenitentiae. This last Book, as appears from a 
note at the Beginning, was written in the year 1347. In the same Note. 30s. 3° 
& 4d. I believe 'twas only a Memorandum for Restitution, being lent. 

Oct. 24 (Tu.). . . Georgij Gualtheri Antiquae Tabulae Siciliae, printed 
at Messana 1624. is a Book of excellent note, and should be reprinted with 
all the observations of the Collector, they being extraordinary in their Kind, 
& the Book is one of the Greatest Rarities that I know of. — D r . Robin- 
son, Dean of Windsor, is made Bp. of Bristoll, and D r . Bisse, who was 
formerly of New-College, Bishop of S fc . David's. The Duke of Ormond is 
made L d . Lieutenant of Ireland again, in room of that unworthy Nobleman 
the L d . Wharton, who is turn'd out. — Peireskius very sorry that he could 
not come to a sight of and be known to M r . Thomas Lydiat y e famous 40 
English Mathematician. See his Life by Gassendus pag. 90. . . — John 
Norden much esteem'd by Peiresk. So ibid. pag. 90. Norden's Hert- 
fordshire should be reprinted. 

Oct. 25 (Wed.). To be consulted Bergierius de publicis & militaribus 
Romanorum vijs, w cn is an Excels Work. — Yesterday S r Philip 
Sydenham, was incorporated A.M. of this University. — The Principal 

1 This to be pasted in a Note Book. 



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of Brazen-Nose Coll., D r . Shippen, being lately married to one Lady Clerk, 
a Lady who has 500 libs, per an. Rent-Charge, besides a great Sum of 
Money (yet, tho' she is still young, has had several Husbands before) 
brought her home to the College last Night. 

Oct. 26 (Th.). Monast. Angl. Tom. I. p. 528. b. Ex Fragmento Itin. 
Joh. Lelandi in Bibl. Cottoniana. Rosamunde' s tumbe at Godeslowe Nun- 
nery was taken up a late; it is a Stone with this inscription. Tumba 
Rosamunds. Her bones were closid in lede, and withyn that bones were 
closid yn letter : when it was openid there was a very swete smell came 

10 owt of it. There is a Crosse hard by Godestowe with this inscription, Qui 
meat hac oret, signum salutis adoret, | Usque sibi detur veniam Rosamunda 
precetur. — The L d . Carteret 1 , one of the most accomplish'd Young Gen- 
tlemen both for good Learning and good Breeding in this Kingdom, is 
married to a Daughter of Sir Robert Worseley, and Grand-Daughter to 
the Lord Viscount Weymouth. — David Powell had Leland when he set 
out Caradoc of Lancarvan's British History in English. I think he bor- 
row'd it from M r . Stowe, who, as he acknowledgeth in the Preface, lent 
him several MS*. Chronicles, & tells us that he the said M r . Stowe deserveth 
Commendation for getting together the ancient Writers of the History of 

20 this Land. — This Day the Sermon for the Charity School Boys (main- 
tain' d by the City of Oxon) was preach'd at Cairfax by M r . Tilly of 
Corpus. — The Antients us'd to put this Mark (-) over long Syllables, 
thus A. E. O.V. Hence perhaps it was that we have quotiens, Miens, 
mcensimus, Formonsus, aquonsus, &c. in MSS. w cb the scribes, 'tis pro- 
bable, writ so through Mistake, thinking that the Mark (-) over the line 
stood for an n, whereas in reality it only shew'd that the Syllable over 
w ch 'twas writ was long. Of this Matter see Lipsius de recta pronuncia- 
tione Latinse Linguae cap. v. — The antients oftentimes us'd an E for an I, 
Hence 'tis that Quintilian says that Livy us'd quase for quasi, & sibe for 

30 sibi. And for the same reason 'tis that in old stones we have navebus for 
navibus, exemet for exemit, ornavet for ornavit, cepet for cepit, Deana for' 
Diana, mereto for merito, and soledas for solidas. See there in the same 

When any Monument in old time was erected to y e Memory of several 
Persons they put the Mark 0 to denote such Persons as were dead, and 
the Mark V for those that were living. Thus we have this instance in 
Lipsius. Ibid. p. 75. . . — Where the two former Marks signifie that the 
Persons were dead and the latter that he was living. And there are other 
Examples there. — Quin veteres CS, aut GS, pro littera X scripsere ; nec 
40 reperta X ante Augusti aevum, si credo Isidoro. See there pag. 84. — 
Those Stones w cl1 have Accents on them are supposed by Lipsius to have 
receiv'd those Notes from the Cutters, and that they ought to have been 
cut otherwise. See ibid. pag. 94. — Joannes Major de Gestis Regum 
Scotorum went once in an Auction in Scotland for near two Guineas, two 
young noble Men bidding one against the other, & yet the Book is not so 

1 He is since known to be a very great Whig, & is now look'd upon as very 
conceited, & not to be near so good a Scholar as he would be taken to be. (Sept. 
18. 1 718.) 

Oct. 25-23.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 69-77. 


very scarse, nor is it of the best Authority. — J The Scots make the Battle 
of Otterborn to have been that w cn relates to the common Song of Chevy 
Chace, but y* is altogether disagreeable to y e Song, and happen' d in the 
time of Rich. II. of England and Robert II. of Scotland, whereas the 
Ballad mentions King James and K. Henry. Besides if we follow this 
Account y* they give the English would have the worst. — Sir J. W? 
formerly Tutor to D r . Thomas Smith. So y e Doctor in a Letter to M r . 
Pepys, dated 13 July 1700. 

Oct. 27 (Fri.). Verses in praise of John Leland in Parkhurst's Ludicra 
pag. 28. . . — Not only Bromton, but Hen. de Knyghton col. 2396. 1° 
tells us that Rosamund died a natural Death at Godestowe, and that 
soon after she was plac'd in the Labyrinth. — Ranulph Higden in 
Polychronico (MS. in Bibl. Bodl. inter Codd. Laudinos, C. 117.) in 
Henrici II di . Regno : 

Et qui dudum incarcerata regina sua Alienora adulter fuerat occultus, jam 
factus est manifestus, palam & impudenter Rosamunda puella abutens. Huic 
nempe puellae spectatissimae fecerat rex apud Wodestok mirabilis structure & 
architecture cameram, opere dedalino sinuatam, ne forsan a regina facile 
deprehenderetur. Set ilia cito obijt & apud Godestowe juxta Oxoniam in 
capitulo monialium sepulta est cum tali epitaphio : 20 

Hie jacet in tumba rosa mundi non rosa munda : 

Non redolet set olet, quod redolere solet. 
Cista ejusdem puellae vix bipedalis mensurae, set mirabilis architectural 
ibidem cernitur, in qua conflictus pugilum, gestus animalium, volatus avium, 
saltus piscium, absque hominis impulsu, conspiciuntur. 

Hollinshead's Chron. pag. 115. out of Higden: 

Long time after y e Death of this Damsell, in the said Abbey was shewed 
a Cofer, that sometimes was hers, of the length of two foot, in the w ch 
appeared Giants fighting, startling of Beasts, swimming of Fishes, and 
flieing of Fowles, so livelie, that a Man might wonder at y e fine Devise 3° 

Grafton translates Capitulum Chapter House. Chron. pag. 76. He 
also translates Cista a little Coffer. Fabian likewise (Chron. pag. 351.) 
translates it a Coffer & says 'twas 2 Foot in length. 

Oct. 28 (Sat.). The first Printers at Harlem, & in other Places, 

October 27. Elisha Smith to H. (Rawl. 9. 118). Has been expecting 
to hear from H. cone, the coins in the possession of a gentlewoman - in his 
neighbourhood. Has perused Spelman's Icenia in respect to the antiquities of 
Castle Rising, and asks for transcript of passages in Dodsworth's MSS. cone. 
Castle Rising and Lynn Regis. ' T'other day I saw an entire Egg taken out 
of y e midle of another broken, y e shell soft & ab* half y e Diameter of y e Con- 
tainer — this was at a neighbors house.' Is Dr. Sloane dead ? — for the Tatler 
has a banter upon a late virtuoso, and Dr. Harris writes himself Sec. R. S. 
Asks for lit. news. 

Oct. 28. R. Roberts to H. (Rawl. 9. 46). Sends \os. ; Ss. for Mrs. Law 

1 In the old Chevy Chace (that I have in MS.) which was composed in the Reign 1 
of Q. Eliz. 'tis expressly call'd The Battle of Otterborne. Apr. 11. 1719. 

2 An sit Joseph Williamson ? 



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imitated the MSS fcs . both in Abbreviations and Pictures, & they took their 
Great Letters from them, and 'twas from such MSS. that the odd Letters 
1 have had communicated to me by M r . B. * * * were taken, as I think. — 
Yesterday at g Clock one M r . Silk, about 1 1 or twelve years since Clark 
of All Souls, had his Degree given him of Master of Arts (a Letter being 
read for it) tho' he had done little or no Exercise & kept no Terms. He 
is a Man of no Character for Learning or anything else that I can learn, 
but pretends to detect D r . Tyndale, & to shew that he is the Author of 
y e Rights, w ch I fear he will not be able to effect. 

io Oct. 29 (Sun.). Wolvercot formerly nothing more than a Chapell of 
Ease to S*. Peter's in y e East Oxon. So in the old Valor Beneficiorum. 
A large Instrum* concerning it in S*. Peter's Church. I have a Copy. 
A Commission granted by Pope John 23 to Doctor Laurence Le Sathse, 
Auditor of the Causes of the Apostolick Palace to hear the Supplication 
of John Artwellis & Thomas Wythye of Wolvercotte against M r . John 
Barton who, it seems, as they represented, pretending to be the Arch- 
deacon's official, tho' he had no Power either ordinary or delegated, had, 
at y e Instance of John Wykham and Robert Larke Wardens of S*. Peter's 
Church, done some Injustice to Wolvercote in a Cause relating to the 

20 Reparation of S*. Peter's Church. Appeal was made for this reason to 
the Pope, who Commission'd his Auditor afore sd to decide & determin 
the Affair. Proctors for Artewellis & Wythie was M r . John de Scribanis & 
for John Wykham & Robert Larke M r . John Scrimp. Before the Matter 
was decided the Pope was depos'd by the Council of Constance, but 
by the Authority of the same Council Doctor Laurence proceeded to 
hear and finish the Suit. Both Proctors gave in their Libells, & by y* 
deliver'd in by Scrimp it appear'd, that from 10, 20, 30, 50, 60, and an 
hundred years last past the City of Lincoln had been an Episcopal and 
Cathedral Church. (2) that for the same term there had been a Town 

30 call'd Oxofi. in w cl1 amongst other Churches was y e Church of S*. Peter's 
in y e East, having a Fonte to baptize, a Chancell, a Body, Bells, a 
Belfrie, a halowed Church yard & certain & limited Ends & Bounds & 
other Rights, & signiories making a Parochial Church. (3) That in y e 
same Parish for the time being had been situated a Village call'd 
Wolvercotte w th a Chapell depending upon the Parish of S*. Peter's, in 
w ctl Chapell Divine Service had for the time afores d . always accustomed 
to be perform'd by a Chaplain appointed by the Charge of the perpetual 
Vicar of S*. Peters & removable at his Pleasure. (4) That the Inhabitants 
of the same Village were reckon'd Parishioners of y* Church, & always 

40 buried there, except for one year last Past before the Date of the Libell. 

(5) That the Inhabitants have been subject as Parishioners to S*. Peters. 

(6) That, except of late, whenever y© Bodie, Roffe, Belfrie and ornam ts 
of the Church of S*. Peters wanted Reparation, the Inhabitants of 
Wolvercot contributed the Third Part of the Charge. (7) That in the 
Year 141 3 the Body and Roffe of" the said Church being repair' d, the 

(' if [she] requires any reasonable satisfaction for staying for her money, I 
shall not be against it '); and 2s. for H., Mr. Gunnis (and Mr. Bartlett, if H. 
thinks proper) to drink. 

Oct. 28-31.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 77-85. 


Inhabitants of Wolvercot refus'd to contribute as formerly. (8) That 
upon this a suit arising the Inhabitants of Wolvercote would not be 
determin'd by M r . Barton the Archdeacon of Oxon's Official, but 
appealed from the Arches, as they ought not to have done, to the 
Apostolick See : w cl1 however the Court of Canterbury did at last 
consent to. After the Articles were exhibited, & a due time fix'd for 
Scribanis to give in answer, upon his non-appearance & his Refusing to 
give in Answer after several summons he was declared contumax ; and 
at last both y e Proctors appearing to hear definitive Sentence, & Scribanis 
alledging no reasonable Cause why it ought not to be done, Sentence was io 
given, that the Above-said Artwellis and Wythie ought to contribute the 
3 d Part for the Repairs both at that time & ever after & were condemn'd 
to pay the whole Charges of the Suit. This Sentence pass'd in 141 6. at 
Constance, on the 1 i ttl of Dec. & the Charges of y e suit were sett the 
nth of March following, viz. 42 Florins of Gold. 

Oct. 30 (Mon.). 4 0 . P. 27. Art. Seld. Inscriptiones antiquae varijs in 
locis repertae, atque aliae, quam quae in Romano Codice continentur. — • 
Some make Caleva in Antoninus to be Oxford. — Saint Giles the 
University Church in the time of the Britains, but dedicated to another 
Saint, as is thought, & there the Scholars took Degrees. So Ross in 20 
Twine pag. 118. — The Cross at Godestowe was upon the Bridge. Twine 
calls it Rosamund's Cross, pag. 124. — About Printing at Oxon. see 
Twyne in Appendice on S*. John's Parish. Aula Albona, sive Aula 
Alba Magna. Ita ibidem. — This Day died D r . Brian Broughton, D r . 
of Laws & Fellow of All Souls, being about 3 score Years of age. He 
was a Staffordshire Man, and was, like his Father before him, an Honest 
Gentleman. His Distemper y e Small Pox ; but a little before he had 
had a fit of the Apoplexy. He was buried the same Day in the Evening 
in the Chapell of All-Souls. — Page 51. about the Percies, in Leland's 
first vol.— For Rosamund 8°. L. 78. Art. 3° 

Oct. 31 (Tu.). Probable that in the British Times the University of 
Oxford was quite separate from the Town, and not anyways adjoyning to 
it. Just like the old Gymnasia, w cb were always without Cities, and for 
that reason the most learned of y e Greeks were buried in the Gymnasia, 
w cl1 had they been within the Cities, they could not have been, there 
being a Prohibition by Solon's Law against burying in Cities, as there 
was afterwards amongst the Romans by the Decree of the XII Tables. 
See Zamoscius pag. 83. Analect. Lap. &c. — Ibid. Quemadmodum & 
Cicero ad Puteolos amcenissimum totius Italiae tractum in villa sua 
Gymnasium erexerat, Academiamque more Graecorum appellarat, in qua 4° 
& monumentum sibi construxerat, Plinio referente lib. 31. cap. 2. Sed 
non potuit ea sepultura fato potiri, cum alibi locorum interfectus, 
crematus & humi conditus sit. — In y e said 31. Book we are told that at 

Oct. 30. H. to Bedford [Draft] (Rawl. 39. 63). Sends fragments of 
Hippolytus, exactly transcribed : they are printed, with considerable variations, 
in Const. Apostol. Remarks on mention of Potter in B.'s Apology, and reply to 
an Oxford divine, an intimate friend of Potter's, who stigmatised Hickes* 
opinions cone, the H. Sacrament. 

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Puteoli was a Grove and Wood about it, as also stately Galleries, 
Porches, Allies, and walking Places adjoyning thereunto, w ch set out and 
beautified the said Place very much. This Goodly House M. Cicero 
called Academia, having some resemblance to a College of y* Name in 
Athens, whence he took y 6 Model & Pattern. There he compiled his 
Quajstiones Academical, as he did his Quaestiones Tusculanae at a 
farm House he had at Tusculum. From the many pleasing Grooves 
and woody Mountaines Oxford was call'd Bellositum or Bellesitum. 
After the University of the Britains here was destroy'd in the Saxon 
io Warrs, it was known only for the Reliques of S. Frideswide. 

Nov. 3 (Fri.). Some of the Coyns of King Edward the IV th of 
three Crowns, one over another, (but not over his Head) which are 
fleurie with Crosses between y e flowers, and not archt. See Selden's 
Titles of Honour pag. 173. 

Nov. 4 (Sat.). There being two Vacancies this Year for Fellowships 
in All- Souls, and several Candidates appearing, the Majority of Electors 
have declar'd for one M r . West of Merton-College and one M r . Acton of 
Wadham, but the Warden not concurring in this Choice, the Fellows 
themselves insist upon it as a due Election & in opposition to y e 

20 Warden they appeal to Lambeth. — My L d . Haversham dy'd this 
week. He has been famous for several remarkable Speeches, but he was 
a Man of an unsteady Life. — The order of Kircher's Concordance in 
y e Archives of Bodley is inverted. 'Twas done by S r . Hen. Savile. 
Quaere ? — M r . Parkinson, formerly of Lincoln Col. reported to be the 
Author of the Fires from Oxford. — In 1690 Dion Cassius was printing 
with Menagius's Notes at Amsterdam by Wetsten. — Unpublish'd 
Scholia of Nicander in the Emperor's Library. There are also there 
three unpublish'd Greek Lexicons. This Library, as Tollius says in a 
Letter, major omni fama. — At Venice is Longinus nepl vyj/ovs collatus. 

3° So in the same Letter. At Naples Longinus 7repi v\j/ovs. cum tribus 
codd. collatus. Ita in iisd. Litteris. — D r . Abendana assisted D r . 
Hyde in the most difficult Places of Peritsol. The said D r . was himself 
Author of the Hebrew Tract (written in a florid Style) concerning Chesse 
publish'd as an old Piece by D r . Hyde. — D r . Bernard wanted the King's 
MS*, of Josephus de Maccabaeis to distinguish the old Ke<pd\aia, which 
are mark'd in that Copy only. — Spanheim has writ a Dissertation upon 
y* known Passage in Josephus de Jesu X to . — In y e year 1693 
Gronovius put Homer to y e Press. Quaere what stopt it ? — D r . Bernard 
(who was certainly a very great Man) thinks yt M r . Wharton hath done 

4° ArchP Laud Justice in the first Volume of his Aefyava. — D r . Bernard 
had a very great opinion of Tollius's Edition of Longinus, as judiciously 
done, & he liked his Notes. He desir'd nothing to compleat y e Edition 
but a Tract of that Sophist nepl perpcov, w ch Tollius promis'd from the 
Vatican, but 'tis not tanti and so Tollius thought. — Dr. Bernard lik'd 
Tollius's Edition the Better because all D r . Langbaine's Notes were 
inserted as well as those of Faber. 

D r . Bernard had a very indifferent opinion of the Christ Church 
Edition of Phalaris. He took y e Christ-Church Men to be bad Criticks. 
He was of opinion that Phalaris's Epistles are spurious. He had a very 

Oot.3l-Nov.lO.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 85-97. 


inconsiderable opinion of D r . Bentley. He writ several Letters to him 
against his rash criticisms in his Letter to D r . Mill. He thought him 
mad for his conjectures that some Passages in the New Test, crept in 
from the Margin. — In the Year 1694 X*. Church attempted an Edition of 
Aristotle's Rhetorick. If they set heartily about it they can do it well. 
And no body else, at least in Oxford, should interfere without their 
consent. — D r . Hyde (or whoever it was y fc advis'd) was much blam'd 
by judicious Men, such as love to have things in order & method, for 
moving the MSS. out of the Study of the Gallery into the Library. — 
D r . Bernard had a very great Opinion of the late D r . Gregory, as he had if 
also of M r . Caswell. — M r . Edwards formerly of X*. Church made a 
Coptic Lexicon : D r . Bernard saw it, but complain'd yt no body would 
print it. 

Nov. 8 (Wed.). The late L<3. Clarendon had a Catalogue of S r . W m . 
Dugdale's MSS. left by him to M r . Ashmole's Muse'um more perfect y n 
the printed one. — M r . Parker tells me yt what M r . Wood has said of 
his Father is false and nothing but Malice and Slander. — This Day was 
y e Visitation of the Bodlejan Library. Two or three Books wanting, 
particularly the Life of y e present King of France in French, illustrated 
by Medals. The Speech made by M r . Frewin Bach, of Phys. & Student 20 
of X*. Church. 'Twas ingenious & modest enough. — S r . Robert 
Cotton design'd to write y e Survey of Cambridge and Huntingdon-Shires. 
He made some Preparation towards y e Work. His observations are in 
a 4 to . Book. So in a Letter from Phil. Cotton to D r . Smith. These 
observations are but scanty. Here and there 3 or 4 Lines under a 
Town. — D r . Charelett (or Varlett) prevail'd with M r . Pocock for y 6 
Papers that D r . Pocock had by him, such as Letters &c. promising to 
write his Life. D r . Charlett told me several times he had a great Number 
of D r . Pocock's Letters. — O for Q in the old Greek Inscription of y e 
Farnesian Gardens. See Salmasius's Explicatio Inscriptionum duar. 3° 
antiq. pag. 42. 'Twas y e common way at first to write o for &>. They 
had no <o then. Ibid. 53. See several Instances, p. 54. — This Day 
was an Election of Fellows of Queen's College, when M r . Atkinson and 
M r . Tickle were elected over y e Heads of several of their Seniors & such 
as were better Scholars. This Tickle is a Pretender to Poetry. One of 
those turn'd by was M r . Thwaites' Brother. He is now Chaplain in the 
army. He may thank his Brother in some measure for it, who formerly 
appear'd against the Brother of M r . Gibson, & got him put by. These 
are College Tricks. — Lately publish'd in 8 vo . The true Church-Man 
and Loyal Subject. The Author M r . Mattaire, who also publish'd half a 4° 
Sheet 8 V0 . cone. Calvin, or something to that purpose. 

Nov. 10 (Fri.). The five 1 following Coyns of the lesser Brass shew'd 
me by M r . Dyer, Fellow of Oriel-College. . . . 

Nov. 10. Peirs Fineux to H. (Rawl. 28. 49). A begging letter. Was 
Gent.-Com. of Edmund Hall, but on leaving Oxford was bound for the son of 
his uncle Sir E. Master, Kt., for 6000/., which he was compelled to pay with 

1 [Only four are described — three of Victorinus and one of Tetricus.] 



[1710 : 

Nov. 11 (Sat.). Look into D r . Wallis's eighth Letter where he has 
inserted one of his Letters to M r . Edm. Elys, with a kind of short 
Dispute y fc past betwixt them. — A MS*, of Pliny's Epistles in Balliol 
College Library, & another in Corpus X*i. Library. — M r . Chamberlayn 
should consult Postell (4 0 . W. 15. Art. Seld.) de Originibus &c. for 
Specimens of y e Lords Prayer in different Languages. — Two Latin 
Speeches upon y e Death of M r . Tho. Allen of Glouc. Hall, one by W m . 
Burton, ye other by Geo. Bathurst. 4 0 . W. 14. Art. Seld. The Title of 
y m at large : 

10 In Viri Doctissimi, Clarissimi, Optimi, Thomae Alleni, & Philosophi & 
Mathematici Summi, ultimo Septembris mdcxxxii Oxonijs demortui, Exequi- 
arum Justis Ab Alma Academia postridie solutis, Orationes binae. Prior habita 
est in Aula Glocestrensi, (per G. Burtonum) unde pompa Academica est 
elatus. Posterior, cum, ad Tumulum, in Collegium S. Trinitatis receptus 
est. ingentis retinet Vestigia Famx. LONDINI, Excudebat G. Stanesbeius 


He was XCII. Years of Age when he dy'd. See ibid, in M r . Burton's 
Speech, pag. 8. in y e End he says that he had liv'd 60 Years in Gloucester- 
Hall. Bathurst says he was 62 Years Commoner of Gloucester-Hall, 
20 after he had left Trinity Coll. of which he was Fellow. — In y e same Vol. 
is Cardinal Pole's Life, & Bp. Andrews's. Also other Things of that 
Nature. — 4 0 . W. 12. A. Seld. Vita Vincentij Laurei Cardinalis Montis 
Regalis. — 4 0 . Z. 9. A. Seld. Polybius &c. de Legationib. by Ursin. 
With a great Number of MS*. Notes, in a bad Hand, but several of 
them are cut out by y e careless Binder. They are very good ones, & 
should be carefully considered. 

Nov. 13 (Mon.). D r . Smith presented my Transcript of Talbot's 
Notes upon Antoninus to my Lord Weymouth about Sept. 1707. — On 
Friday Morning last about 8 Clock died in y e Tower the Lord Griffin, of 
• 3° a great Age. He had been confin'd for Treason, as they now calle 
sticking close to the Oath of Allegiance & adhering firmly to the 
undoubted Sovereign. — A Picture of our Saviour to be shew'd Burghers, 
8°. B. 14. Th. Seld. — About y e time when the Feast of Dedication of 
Churches is to be kept see a Book of Offices in old English, 8°. C. 70. 
Th. Seld. in y e Beginning. 

Nov. 14 (Tu.). D r . Chamberlayn, to his great Shame and Disgrace, 
has spoken scurrilously of the Prince of Wales in y e 17^ Edition of y e 
Present State of England. — This Mark 3 for et in Tyro & Seneca's 
Notes pag. 1. at y e end of Gruter. — In the Seal of Edward the 
40 IV*fe. in Speed I for et. & so in H. 7. & in his Coyn there Z for et. Z 

interest and charges. Having also had five years' continual sickness in his 
family, and a loss in the Great Storm, is in his old age reduced to great want. 
Begs H. to represent his miserable condition to the V. C, heads of Colleges, 
to members of Queen's Coll., Dr. Irish, Mr. Pullen, Dr. Royse, &c. Asks for 
gifts of wearing linen, morning gowns, suits of wearing apparel, periwigs, &c. 
His library sold five years ago ; he asks therefore for a Bible and Common 
Prayer, UssheT's Catechism, J. March's Sermons, Tully's Enchiridion, Athenae 
Oxon., Plot's Oxfordshire and Staffordshire. ' S r pray pardon & bee not angry 
at the charge of this letter.' 

Nov. 10-21.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 98-106. 


also in a Coyn of Edw. VI. The right way of making of it is % where 
the first stroke is plainly for e, & the other for a t. 

Nov. 15 (Wed.). No Account in D r . Huntington's or his Lady's 
Papers that he design'd to leave any MSS ts . to Merton College. Saying 
of S r . Henry Walton : Hoc tantum didici animas fieri sapientiores 
quiescendo. — This Mark Z for et on a Medal or Coyn of Edw. the 
III d . 'Tis the Golden Royal or Rose Noble of that King. It shews his 
Title to the Dominion of the Sea, & his Soveraignty over France. 
The Henry Noble little different. — Last night Old Smoothboots (D r . 
Lancaster) being viewing the new Building at Queen's fell into one of y e io 
sellers. This is at least y e 2 d time that he had like to have broke his 
Neck. For formerly coming home drunk (I think) he leap'd with his 
Horse into a steep Clay pit on ye Top of Heddington-Hill. Which Pit 
is since done up. — . . . 

Nov. 16 (Th.). D r . Kenn, the depriv'd Bp. of Bath and Wells, 
told D r . Smith (in a Letter w ch I have) that he was much of the 
same Age with him y e said D r . D r . Smith died in the 72 d Year of his 

Nov. 17 (Fri.). The Life of Hieronymus Magius prefix'd to his 
Book de Tintinnabulis, 8°. B. io. Jur. Seld. About y e Virtue suppos'd 20 
by y e Antients to be in Brass see there pag. 55. cap. 14. 

Nov. 18 (Sat.). On Sunday morning last dy'd the R*. Hon b1 ©. the 
L d . Leigh. He was look'd upon as an honest, debauch'd Tory. On 
Wednesday Evening following happen'd a much greater Loss by the 
Death of Baron Spanheim, the King of Prussia's Envoy, to y e unspeak- 
able Reluctance of Learned Men. — The University of Cambridge 
have expell'd M r . Whiston the Arrian. But he has got a 100 libs, per 
annum Subscription, & will get more from Rogues. 

Nov. 20 (Mon.). On Wednesday Morning last the Corps of the 
Lord Griffin was deposited in the Vault of the Tower, there to remain 30 
'till it can be remov'd to Dingly in Northamptonshire, the Seat of his 
Ancestors. — One M r . Cooper was last Week married to the Lady 
Blackett (by the Bp. of Ely) the Relict of the late Sir William Blackett. — 
Hugh Montfort held Hengest-Hill or Henxhill and Brabourne in Kent 
the 20 th Year of William the Conquerour. So in a MS*. 8 V0 . written in 
a very modern Hand, in y e Possession of M r . Rawlinson of S*. John's ; 
w ch MS*, contains several Particulars cone. Engl. History. It contains 
divers other things also. The Collector does not tell us whether they 
were made from printed or written Books. — The Savilian Professor's 
Case stated by Stubbes 4 0 . A. 6. Jur. BS. 40 

Nov. 21 (Tu.). Joannis Schefferi de Orbibus tribus Aureis nuper in 
Scania erutis h terra Disquisitio antiquaria. HolmicE 1675. 8°. This 

Nov. 21. Dodwell to H. (Rawl. 25. 53). H. should only give what is 
new in another ed. of his Shottesbrook Antiquities. Mr. Cherry ' will, I believe, 
be communicative if he can revive his old acquaintance with his books in a 
great measure forgotten. But he differs from you, and is a little concerned 
that you are unwilling to own our Parish to have been distinct from Waltham 




Book a great Curiosity. 'Twill be of use for understanding the Gold 
Piece publish'd by D r . Plot, w ch he attributes to Edw. Conf. These 
3 orbes of SchefTer thin and round like large Coyns. At the same time 
found several large old swords, & Darts, almost eat up with rust. 

Nov. 22 (Wed.). M r . Abr. Wright is Prof, of Arabick at Cambridge. 
He has sent 3 Lectures to be printed at Oxford (they wanting Arabick 
Types at Cambridge) in w ch he says some things in opposition to 
Reland. — The old Testam*. was translated into Irish at y e Procurement 
of Bp. Bedel by M r . Sheridon, Father to D r . Sheridon Bp. of Kilmore, 
10 before the Rebellion in 1641. 

before its union with our College. . . The sicklyness of the season has so long 
confined me here, that I now grow more averse to journeys than formerly. . . 
I never loved writing on any subject but on a prospect of respite for my own 
full satisfaction. Now it is a Penance.' Service to worthy Mr. Oddy and to 
Mr. Barnes. 

Nov. 21. Eieh. Smith to H. (Rawl. 9. 120). Printed, Letters from the 
Bodleian i. 209 sq. Endorsed by Hearne: — 'Nov. 22, 1710. I receiv'd this 
Letter this Day from M r . Richard Smith, Brother to my late excellently 
learned Friend D r . Thomas Smith. 'Tis in Answer to one I writ desiring an 
Account of some Particulars concerning the D rs . Life. I now clearly perceive 
Mr. Smith is unwilling his Life should be written, and I acquiesce. It may be 
proper however if I publish any of his Papers to say something of his Char- 
acter ; tho' that is sufficiently establish'd already, & a few Words will do. 
Tho : Hearne.' 

Nov. 22. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 65). 'A mistake of a passage in 
your former Letter made me send only 7 s . I have now p d y e 8 th to D r . 
Skelton, w ch I hope his bro r . Nevile wil be so kind as to pay to you, tho he 
tho't fit to excuse himself from y e trouble of directing you to the Yorkshire 
Carrier, I suspect from thence that he has done what a Gen*, (who had it 
from a Relations mouth), threatned me with, y* I should be expos'd at Ox- 
ford, I am more sorry for the loss of a friend (if it must be so) whom I truly 
respected, than for any dire effects it can other ways have upon me, I 
have nothing to loose by it, but a Gown I have long groaned under, & if I 
could but part with, without a fine, would take it as a real Kindness. If I dy 
while this ferment endures, I know I must suffer in my reputation from both 
extreams, but if God spare me, I hope by a regular and consciencious life to 
convince my mistaken friends y* I am a sinsere son of the Church, & they 
would do well in y e mean time to consider, y* 'tis hard to loose y e favour of 
one party for too great conformity, & be censur'd by anoth r for too litle, 
especially w n it is notoriously known that there is scarce a man in England 
who has no preterm* in y e Church, y* is so constant an attender upon the 
Prayers there, & if it be not pure Conscience y* induces me to the practise, 
I confess, I know not what it is y* dos, for I neither enjoy nor desire any 
secular advantage by it. but enough of this unpleasing subject, w ch seldome 
troubles Antiquarys. let you & me fall to our old dialect.' Deposits 
moneys for two copies of Leland vol. i., but has no commission for further. 
Please accept copy of Letter to Dr. Sloane on a second and greater curiosity 
than the brass weapons, found in Yorkshire, and since presented to T. 

Brokesby to H. (Rawl. 3. 119). Please return B.'s letters, that he 
may see whether his judgment agrees with H.'s as to their publication, 
and, if so, may make such alterations and additions as that they may not 
bring any reflections on the worthy publisher. Please consult Theodoret, 
and observe how far his account of the heretic Noetus agrees with that of 
Epiphanius, esp. in respect to the persons that were his judges. 

Nov. 21-25.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 106-111. 8 1 

Nov. 23 (Th.). Bisse, Bp. of St. David's, & Dr. Robinson, Bp. of 
Bristoll, were consecrated at Lambeth last Sunday. — 4 0 . A. 9. Art. BS. 
The answer of the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the Univ. of Oxon 
to the Petition, Articles of Grievance, and Reasons of the City of Oxon. 
Oxon. 1649. 

Nov. 24 (Fri.). This Morning about two Clock died M r . Goodrick, a 
Young Master of Arts of University Coll. His Distemper the Small-Pox. 
He was Brother to Sir Henry Goodrick, Baronett, formerly Gentleman- 
Commoner of Edmund-Hall. He has made a Will, & left 100 libs, 
towards buying a Living to the College. He was buried between 9 & 10 10 
in the Evening of the same day in the College Chapell. — Henry 
Welby Esq r . liv'd at his House in Grub- Street London forty four 
Years, & in that Space was never seen by any. He died in the 84 th 
Year of his Age. Account of him printed at Lond. 4 to . 1637. It stands 
4°. G. 8. Art. BS. He was of one of the Universities, afterwards of one 
of the Inns of Court, and a Traveller. He had a good Estate, married 
well, and had a Beautifull Daughter. She married Sir Christopher 
Hilliard K*. of Yorkshire. He was withall a Man of excellent Learning 
& heroick Virtue. His Retirement was occasioned by the Baseness and 
Ingratitude of a Younger Brother, who attempted to destroy him. All 20 
the time of his confinement he spent in Devotion, Acts of Charity and in 
reading Books of Religion and Learning. He was of a calm, peaceable, 
easy Temper, & died with great Resignation. He was buried in the 
Church of S*. Giles near Cripple-Gate. — The Warden of All-Souls has 
a Copy of the Homilies printed by Jugge. But I do not remember in 
wt Year 'twas printed. — M r . Ellyson of Corpus came this day to the 
Bodlejan Library to look into the first Common-Prayer-Books, & the 
first Impressions of the Articles, for the use of his Relation Arch-Deacon 

Nov. 25 (Sat.). The Epitaph of the ingenious, pious, and learned 3° 
M r . Nath. Pownoll, who died in the 25^ Year of his Age. He was 
Student of X*. Church. I had it from his Book in the Bodl. Library, 
8°. A. 28. Th. BS. being written before it by one of his near Relations : 

Epitaphium : 

Flos juvenum, decus Oxonij, spes summa parentum, 

Te tegit ante diem (matre parante) lapis. 
Hoc satis est cineri. Reliqua immortalia Coelo. 

Condit amorque hominum, condit amorque Dei. 

Nov. 23. Browne Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 15). Thanks and best 
wishes. Suggests an English and genuine ed. of Wood's History and An- 
tiquities, the book being grown excessive scarce. Would 'be very thankfull if 
any leisure day you w d walk over Botley Cause way to Ferry Hinksey & 
transcribe mee out of the Registers all the Births Marriages & Burials &c. of 
the name of Willis to 1670,' the writer's grandfather Dr. Willis having been 
born there. 

Nov. 25. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 23). Thanks for letters &c. to him- 
self and Hickes. Subscribes for vol. ii. for Hickes, Baker, and Laughton 
(Trin. Cam.). The Abstract printing. Sorry the notes of Dr. Smith's men- 
tioned are not in H.'s hands. 

vol. in. 




[1710 : 

Nov. 26 (Sun.). M r . Urry of Christ-Church has M r . Ray's Book of 
Local Words with a great many MSS*. Improvements, they were made 
by M r . Urry himself from observations in Scotland and the Northern 
Parts of England. (I bought this Book after M r . Urry's Death.) 

Nov. 27 (Mon.). On Saturday last the new Parliam* met and chose 
M r . Bromley (one of our Members for the University) their Speaker. 
The Convocation met also, & chose D r . Atterbury their Prolocutor : 
Their Latin Sermon was preach'd by D r . Kennett. — . . An Historical 
Anatomy of Christian Melancholy. By Edm. Gregory, sometimes 
io Bachelour of Arts of Trin. Coll. Oxon. Lond. 1646. 8°. This Author is 
not mention'd by Anthony a Wood 1 . 

Nov. 28 (Tu.). 80. W. 8. Th. BS. The Life & Death of M*. Samuel 
Crook. By W. G. This Gentleman was first of all of Pembrooke Hall 
in Cambridge, where he was elected Fellow (being scholar) by the 
unanimous Suffrage of all save y e Master. Upon the Master's Refusal, 
he was soon after elected and admitted one of the first Foundation of 
Fellows in Emmanuel Coll. This shews that in other Places, besides 
our College of All Souls, the Head has a Negative. — Out of a Copy of 
the Statutes of All-Souls College. W cn Copy is very exact, having been 
20 nicely compared with the Original. 

Quod custos omnes socios in Universitate praesentes in aulam convocet 
Collegij supradicti, votumque suum coram Decanis emittat, ac deinde per 
Decanos eosdem, pro tempore existentes, vota sua coram eo primitus diri- 
gentes, omnium aliorum & singulorum sociorum tunc ibidem praesentium 
vota fideliter faciat perscrutari, donee per majorem partem Juristarum ac 
etiam Artistarum Sociorum dicti Collegij tunc praesentium super nominatione 
Scholarium deficientium fuerit concordatum. et tunc idem Custos tot Juristas 
in loco Juristarum & Artistas in loco deficientium Artistarum per ipsum & 
majorem partem Sociorum, ut praemittitur, nominatos — statim absque alia 
30 solemnitate eligat & assumat quot suppleant Juristarum & Artistarum defici- 
entem numerum supradictum. 

In the Year 1640. was publish' d at London in a thin 8 yo . pao-iXiKa S&pa, 
sive, Sylloge Epistolarum, Orationum, & Carminum Regalium. It stands 
8°. A. 4. Art. BS. This Book, if it should be ever reprinted, I could 
very much improve, (indeed make it quite another thing) by a vast Number 
of Letters I have amongst D r . Smith's Papers which have been transcrib'd 
from the Originals written by our Kings and Queens. 'Twould be a 
usefull & pleasant Book, & w cn I may hereafter think of 2 . — 8°. B. 3. 
Art. BS. Hen. Birchenhed's Poems. In pag. 52 is one In J. R. Monas- 
4° tici Anglicani Editorem. But a poor one. And indeed his others are 
but indifferent. Not worth printing. 

Nov. 29 (Wed.). M r . Hinton of Corpus has the Pictures of Dr. 
Charlett & M r . Creech. That of the latter has been printed. 

Nov. 30 (Th.). To go to the Clark of Ferry-Hinksey for y e Parish 
Register. — We have one of the Vols, of y e University Letters in the 

1 [He was in the 2^ Edit. (Ph. Bliss.)] 

2 I have since printed many of the Letters (among D r . Smith's Papers) at tbe End 
of Titus Livius Foro- Jul. 

Nov. 26-Deo. 4.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 111-123. 


Bodley Archives. — In a few Days will be publish'd, a new Book of M r . 
DodwelFs call'd, The Case in View now in Fact. — I am told 1 Stripe has 
given over his Design of reprinting Stow's Survey. The two 8 V0 . 
Volumes lately printed (done by an unskillfull writing Master) has occa- 
sion'd it. — To inquire after Thomas Morley's Canzonet's. Dedicated 
to y e Lady Periam. Lond. 1595. 17 Nov. Printed in 4 to . He publish'd 
also another Book Fol. of y e same Nature. — George Parker in his 
Almanack or Ephemeris for 17 11, just come out, has publish'd the 
Nativity of Tyndale the suppos'd Author of the R ts . of y e Christian 
Church, making him born in 1655. — Sacrissimis for Sacerrimis in an 10 
old Register of Epistles in the School-Tower. — To swear by y e Scepter, 
See Homer, II. 1. 1. v. 234. 

Dee. 1 (Fri.). A Controversy now carried on about the Tithes of S*. 
Nicholas in Abbingdon. The II d Vol. of Leland gives it plainly for the 
Minister of S*. Nicholas. — Livy Lib. 34, c. 52. trium fere denariorum. 
I have a note there signifying that y e elder Gronovius had rather read IV. 
for III. So also Greaves de Romano Denario pag. 83. tho' M r . Greaves 
is not willing to go against y e MSS ts . and all other Copies of Livy w clx 
have III. His Conjecture however is justifl'd by Coyns. — Littlemore 
Nunnery one of the small Religious Houses that were given to Cardinal 20 
Wolsey by the Pope's Bull, bearing Date the 5 th of the Ides of March 
1525. as noted by M r . Wood, Antiq. Oxon. Vol. 2. p. 246. — . . Sylva, or 
Divers Copies of Verses made upon sundry Occasions, by A. C. Lond. 
1636. One of them is an Elegy on the Death of John Littleton Esq r . 
Son & Heir to Sir Thomas Littleton, who was drowned leaping into the 
water to save his Younger Brother. They were both drown'd in the 
River at the farther End of Magd. Coll. Water- Walks by the Summer- 

Dec. 2 (Sat.). Rupertus often took his Corrections of Authors from 
others, without Acknowledgment. 3° 

Dec. 3 (Sun.). M r , now D r , Humphrey Prideaux had prepar'd an 
Edition of Dionys. Hal. for the Press. In 1677. he was ready to begin 
printing. Quaere what stopp'd ? — M r . Tilly is going to reprint all his 
publish'd Sermons, & to add some others. Peisly of Oxford offer'd him 
10 lifts for y e Copy, w cl1 he refus'd. A London Bookseller hearing of it 
offer'd 30 libs. & he is to do it. — A Copy of Anthony a Wood's Athense 
Oxon. went for almost three Pounds lately in an Auction. But 'twas 
large Paper. 

Dec. 4 (Mon.). To look upon Anthony a Wood's MSS. num. 43. 
Q to . (these Papers are loose.) also Num. 77. The Descent of the Family 4° 
of Bruce. — Father Paul would never permitt his Picture to be drawn 
from the Life. A great sum of Money was offer'd ; but his Modesty 
could not be overcome. 'Twas taken at a distance as he sate, without 
his Knowledge. From that there are several Copies. There is a very 
good Print of Father Paule before his History of the Inquisition in 
English 80. H. 4. Art. BS. I have this by it self. 'Tis also before his 

1 But it prov'd otherwise. 

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8 4 


[1710 : 

Life in English. 8°. P. 10. Art. BS. — Justus Rycquius in his Syntagma 
de Anno Jubileo c. 7. has somethings about the ancient yeved. He 
makes it xxv. Years. To tell M r . Dodwell of this. — 8°. P. 33. Art. BS. 
Floddan Field in nine Fits, being an exact History of that famous Battle, 
in the time of King Henry VIII. in 1513. 

Dec. 5 (Tu.). A great many Skulls and Bones of Men, &c. found at 
the Minshery by Littlemore. this Place belong'd to Sandford Nunnery. — 
D r . Thomas Smith's Books were sold to M r . Bateman. Amongst them 
was Marmora Oxon. with several excellent MSS*. Notes of the D rs . 

10 This Book was procur'd by M r . Clements of Oxon. He has since sold 
it 1 for 26s. but he will not tell to whom. The Person who bought it has 
oblig'd him to pay fourty shillings if ever he discovers it. When I saw 
this Book I mov'd that it might be bought for the Publick Library. My 
Motion not listen d to. S r . Philip Sydenham, now in Town, look'd upon 
it. I was in hopes he would have got it. But he neglected the oppor- 
tunity. I have been since inform' d that 'tis one of the Books the D r . 
design'd for me, and it should have come amongst his other Papers of an 
Historical Nature (those of Divinity being appointed for M r . Bedford) 
but being very weak he could not have an opportunity of looking all his 

20 Books over. — On a Plate of Brass fix'd to a Marble before, & within 
the Chancell Dore of Eynsham Church. — Here lyeth M r . William Emott, 
sometymes Vycar of Einsham, w cn died the xvi day of February anno 
1584. Epitaphium ejusdem. Hujus &c. as I have it in a former Volume. 
He was sometimes Fellow of Brazen-nose Coll. in Oxon. — The Descent 
of Bruce by M r . S*. Lous Knyveton. Inter Codd. Woodianos, n. 77. 
(C. 6.) A short Dedication in Latin to Sir Rob. Cotton. Then a Des- 
cent of Brus from Eustace Earle of Bullen : This I have transcrib'd in a 
pasted Paper toward y e End. It beginns 

Scoticronicon per Joannem Fordon in quinque libros, postea per Joannem 
3° Canonicum in plures digestum. Libri 12. capite 7 0 . Anno Domini 1305. 4 t0 . 
Idus February Dominus Robertus de Brois Comes de Carrik occidit Joannem 
Red-Comyn in choro fratrum de Drumfress. ubi Dominus Robertus Comyn 
miles in defensione consanguinei sui cum illo vulneratus occubuit. 

Then follow several Extracts out of the same Book, & then Extracts from 
Charters & Ends with Concordia inter Regem (Henricum III.) & Barones 
de Electione vice-comitum. It contains 90 Pages, written in 4 to . in a 
pretty big & loose Hand. The Dedication this : 

Politissimo Viro Antiquitatis collapsurae ac penitus antiquatae uni & fere 
unico fautori et restauratori, Domino Roberto Cotton Equiti aurato S*. Lous 
4° Knyveton S. P. D. 

Humanitatis erga me vestrae obligationisque meae non omnino immemor, 
haec raptitia, et nescio quae posthuma, ex collectionibus meis obiter excerptis 
abstracta, in hunc libellum reduxi. Solidiori vero judicio vestro distinguenda 
& in suam singula propriam classem collocanda relinquo. Scio quod nihil 
novi apporto, sed quod multa potius' quam multum propono. Quantula- 
cunque sint, in grati animi mei testimonium, veritatis et vetustatis, amoris 
simul ac observantiae ergo, dominationi vestrae sunt data, dicata, dedicata. 

1 To L d . Harley now Earl of Oxford. What is in it is printed very lately by M r . 
Mattaire in his Ed. of Marm. Oxon. T. H. Febr. 28, 1732. 

Dec. 4-7.] 



Dec. 6 (Wed.). About Baron Say, See what M r . L. S*. Lowe Kniveton 
has noted in Dodesworth's Coll. Vol. 3. p. 60. b. Other Notes of his 
see in Vol. 119. f. r. About the Family of Lowe See in Vol. 96. 
Dodesw. f. 76. M r . Dodesworth died in Lancashire about the Midst of 
August, an. 1654. See Athen. Oxon. Vol. II. col. 696. — M r . Rawlin- 
son of S* John's has Caesar's Comm. pr. at Paris by Rob. Stephens 1544. 
8°. In w^li i s a i S o Eutropij Epitome Belli Gallici ex Suetonij Tranquilli 
Monumentis quag desiderantur. & Glarean's Notes upon Caesar. He has 
likewise Suetonius ex Erasmi recognitione printed at Paris 1543. by 
Colinaeus. 8°. Both these Books he bought to day. With Erasmus's 
& Joan. Baptista Egnatius's Notes. Erasmus's Notes are by way of 
Index. They are the same, I think, with those printed at the End of 
the Oxford Suetonius. With it are likewise Loca Suetonij per Erasmum 
restituta : and Epitome Assis Budaici, cujus ope, loca nonnulla Suetonij 
perperam exposita, & satis abstrusa, intellectui manifesta patebunt. This 
last should be reprinted in some new Edition. 'Tis short, & would be 
gratefull. Erasmus us'd a very old MS. in this Ed. and he says he has 
given us a very correct Text. 

Dec. 7 (Th.). Five Taverns in Oxford in the Year 1636. They were 
kept by Francis Harris, William Turner, Thomas Hallom, W m . Grice, 
and Humphry Budwit (or Bodicote) ; the signes were the 1 Mermayd, the 
Swan, the other three were only Bushes. — M r . Rawlinson of S*. John's 
shew'd me the Arminian Nunnery. Or, a brief Description and Relation 
of the late erected Monasticall Place, call'd the Arminian Nunnery at 
little Gidding in Huntington-Shire. Pr. in 1642. 4*°. in 10 Pages. 'Tis 
cut out of the Book in Bodley. Picture of a Nunn (from a Wooden Cut) 
and the Nunnery House in the Title-Page. Publish'd by some Fanatick, 
(I think) for he speaks but disrespectfully of ArchbP. Laud. — He also 
shew'd me, The Life of John Heydon the Son of Francis & Mary 
Heydon, now of Sidmouth in Devonshire. 8 V0 . in two Sheets. S r . John 
Heydon's Picture at the Beginning, ingrav'd. Written by Frederick Talbot, 
Esq r . An ignorant Man. The Picture calls this Heydon eques ; but in 
the Book he is all along styl'd M r . Heydon. — He likewise shew'd me, 
A Short Appendix to the Life of Edmund Stanton, D.D. wherein some 

Dec. 7. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 83). Dr. Harris discharged from being 
one of the Sees. R. S. by above 70 votes to 14. ' So that we are now pretty 
securely settled in our New House, which we have purchased in Fleetstreet, 
where we hold our Meetings, and shall shortly remove all our Books and Col- 
lections of Curiosities from Gresham College, much to the Mortification of 
the Learned Professor of that Place.' Sends list [transcribed by H. over leaf, 
fol. 84] of persons to whom Sloane and himself have disposed of Leland. 
Asks for half-a-dozen more copies. All extremely pleased with vol. i. Mr. 
Bridges wants Leland de Scriptoribus on large paper. 

Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 98). Please send the 12 copies of 
Leland vol. ii. and subsequent vols, in sheets. Dr. Batteley left a small 4 to, 
containing drawings and very brief accounts of the most considerable an- 
tiquities of Reculver, which he designed speedily to publish. Never saw Mr. 

1 This was destroy'd lately by order of the Northern Bear, D 1 '. Will. Lancaster, then 



[1710 : 

Passages arc further cleared, which were not so fully held forth by the 
former Authors. Lond. 1673. 8°. in one Sheet. A Rarity. The Author 
M r . W m . Fulman of Corpus Christi College. — The End of the Ace*, of 
Bruce by Knyveton : ipsos ponendo & amovendo libere & sine impedi- 
mento faciant & disponant prout sibi expedire viderint & prout suae pla- 
cuerit beneplacito voluntatis. — Processus longus est, sed lectu & obser- 
vatione dignus. — K. H. 3. gave the Rectory of St. Peter's to Merton 
Coll. an. 1266. w ch House was then founding. So in M r . Wood's MSS. 
Coll. in Museo Ashmol. — A great many old printed Books in the Por- 
10 tuguese Libraries, written by English, Scotch & Irish Authors, which seem 
to be very valuable & rarely to be found amongst us in Britain. So I 
have seen in a Letter, w ch mentions one Book, the Author whereof was 
Petrus Lombardus Episcopus Armachanus totiusque Regni Hibernici 
Primas. The Subject is a Description of Ireland, & of the Inhabitants. 
He brings learned & strong Argum ts . to shew that the Scotch & Irish 
pass'd anciently for the same People. 

Dec. 8 (Fri.). A Place in Bede call'd Rathmelsigi. Quaere w*. ? 
Perhaps some light may be had from ArchbP. Usher's Tract about the 
Religion of the old Irish. — No Gold nor Silver in Britain in the time 

20 of Cicero. See his Epistles ad Fam. lib. vii. Ep. 7 & Epp. ad Att. L iv. 
Ep. xvi. — M r . Rawlinson of St. John's has a true Copy of the Grant of 
Rich d . Knightley of Gray's Inn Esq r . by w ch he settled in the year 1635. 
a Catechetical Lecture upon Merton Coll. of 10 pounds per Annum, to 
be perform'd by one of y e Fellows. The Lecturer to be pitch'd upon 
every 3 d . Year by y e Warden & five Seniors. At the End of the Deed or 
Grant are the several Articles between each Party. — 1SE. F. 7. 4. A 
Volume in w cl1 is Carmen scriptum manu Lelandi. — Statuta quaedam 
Academiae Cantabrigiensis in admissione ad Gradus, &c. legenda, ad 
quorum observationem singuli tenentur virtute Juramenti. Cantabrigice 

3° impressa 1684. in 8 V0 . in 43 Pages. I have seen but one copy as yet of 
this, w cl1 is in M r . Rawlinson's Hands of St. John's. — In the year 1559. 
was printed at Lyons in 8 V0 . in French & Italian Facedes, a motz subtilz, 
&c. The French is printed in a secretary Character. — Ayscu's 1 His- 
tory of England & Scotland. Lond. 1607. 4 to . A short Account of the 
Acts, Orders, and Decrees made by K. H. 7. K. H. 8. Edw. 6. Phil. & M. 
& Eliz. A Copy in M r . Rawlinson's Hands, printed without Title Page 
& without the Name of y e Place, & w t]l out Date. — Thomas Neale's 
Book in verse about the university of Oxon. with Pictures of the Build- 
ings, Arch. B. 67. is worth printing to know the university as it was in Q. 

4° Eliz s . Time. 'Tis thus intitled, Dialogus in adventum Reginae Serenis- 
simae Dominae Elisabethae gratulatorius, inter eandem Reginam & Domi- 
num Robertum Dudlaeum Comitem Leicestriae & Oxoniensis Academiae 
Cancellarium. 'Tis in 4 to . At the End of it is gratulatio Hebraica in 
adventum ejusdem Principis Illustrissimae Dominae Elisabethae ab eodem 
Hebraice conscripta. 

Dee. 9 (Sat.). Thursday last M r . Newton, Principal of Hart-Hall pre- 
sented to the degree of D r .of Div. — This week D r . Atterbury was presented 

1 Edward. 

Deo. 7-12.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 131-141. 


to y« ArchbP. for Prolocutor by D r . Smalridge. Both Smalridge & Atter- 
burymade Speeches in Latin, and y e Archbp. did y e same, approving the 
Choice. — IX Charleton's Picture before his Book call'd The darkness 
of Atheism dispelled by the Light of Nature. Lond. 1652. 4 0 . C. 1. Th. Seld. 
It shews him to have been a Man of a sharp Look. 

Dec. 10 (Sun.\ Edm. Dudley Grand-Father to the famous Earl of 
Leycester in Q. Elizabeth's time. This Edm. Dudley writ a notable 
Book call'd The Tree of Common-wealth. M r . Stow mentions it & tells 
us he deliver'd it to my L d . Leycester. Parsons (in Leyc. Common wealth) 
wonders y e Earl did not publish it if 'twere so notable. — Remarkable 
things in Leycester's Common-wealth pag. 70. (of my Copy) concerning 
disposing of Places in the University of Oxon. to idle, worthless Persons, 
& to the putting by the good & virtuous. He calls John Dee & M r . 
Allen of Glouc. Hall two Atheists, pag. 71. Both of them were intimate 
with Leycester. — King Henry the VIII th ' s . Will about the Succession 
forged, pag. 137. I have an exact Copy of the Will amongst D r . Smith's 
Papers. — He discourses much for Toleration of Religions, pag. 166. S r . 
Thomas Thwates Kt. one of the Conspirators for Perken Warbek ag*. 
Hen VII. See Stowe pag. 477. a. 

Dec. 11 (Mon.). Madam Howland mother to ye Duke of Bedford has 
given the Rectory of Stratham, in Surrey, worth three hundred Pounds 
per annum to that infamous and Scandalous Advocate for Rebellion, 
Benj. Hoadly. — M r . Rawlinson of St. John's shew'd me three long 
Letters written by M r . Geo. Roberts to his Father Sir Thomas Rawlinson 
giving an Account of several Transactions in the Eastern Countries. 

Dec. 12 (Tu.). The Names of the Bp s . and some Subscriptions in the 

Dec. 11. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 24). Returns Dr. Boise's letters. H. 
may command a copy from Dr. Jenkin of Dr. Smith's notes on St. Clement's 
Epp. ' We now begin to think y* nothing more will be done in this Convo- 
cation, than in any of late ; and y° will not be very much concern'd at it, 
when I tell y°, y 1 one thing intended to be done there by o r High Church 
friends, & I w ish y e design be yet layd aside, was to censure two of y e most 
considerable men in o r poor distressed party, I mean y e D. of W. & M r . L. 
I suppose for y e doctrine of y e Xtian Sacrifice, w ch yet I doubt not but y e 
World will soon see defended by y e unanimous suffrage of the purest ages of 
y e Church, as y° know was lately promis'd. The meaning of all this can be 
nothing more, than to convince all men by their malice agst us, y e constant 
method of y* party, that they are no more friends to o r cause, than to o r 
persons ; & I dare say no wise man ever thought they were, I can answer 
for him, to whose charge they lay this objection agst y m , that he has no such 
opinion of their honesty ; & yet all this pother to clear y m selves of w* we 
who ought to know y* best, could never suspect them, will w th others only 
make them suspected more: for, as I told a D r . among y m , they y 4 will not 
take their Oaths, will never take their words for this. Y° will please to keep 
to y r self w* I say of y e Convocation, because it is yet a secret, tho' I know 
they have been trying how many they can draw into such a design ; & if 
at last they desist from it, it will be, I believe, for fear it may divide their 
party, & do y m y e very mischief they w d prevent by it.' 

Dec. 12. H. to Thorpe [Draft] (Rawl. 39. 64). Thanks for list of sub- 
scribers : does Dr. Tancred Robinson take two copies ? Has sent six more 



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Council of Chalcedon from an old Greek Ms. in Bodley publish'd by 
Selden upon Eutychius pag, [25, Transcrib'd for him by D*. Lang* 
bainc. — 4°. G. 15. Th. Sold. The Life and Death of Edmund Gcninges 
Priest Crowned with Martyrdome at London, the 10. day of Nov. 1591. 
Printed at St. Omers. Ho died in the 24^ Year of his Age. 'Tis a great 
Raritv. His ricture at the Beginning-. I have been inform'd by M r . 
Wynne, the Non-Juror, that he was Butler of All-Souls College. He says 
he had it from the Register of the College. 

14 ^Th.\ Constantino Phipps Ksq. is made IA Chancellor of 
Ireland. He kiss'd the Queen's Hand on Monday last and was Knighted. 
He was one of the Council tor IX Saeheverell. He is an ingenious, in- 
dustrious Man. a; accounted a very coo,! Lawyer. 1 He is Brother in Law 
to Francis Cherry Esq. of Berks and M r . Wright Recorder of Oxford 1 . 
M r . Wright the Recorder of Oxford and some others very much wonder 
he would accept it, his Business in England, considering all things, being 
better. — P r . Fi:::williani left five hundred Bounds to Magdalen College 
for the perpetual use £ service of the College, w cn is not however to be 
paid till after Bp, Kenn s Death whom he made his Executor. He left 
also what Books were wanting out of his Study in the Library, w c]l are 
there placed already. — .Air. Rawlinson of St. John's shew'd me (1) 
Exact Relation of the Siege of Gloucester, by John Dorney Esq. Town- 
Clerke of that City. I.:*:.:. 1043. m tw0 Sheets and a half in Qto. ( 2 ) M r . 
Vice-Chancellor's speech to his Maj tie at Christ Church in Oxford, on 
New-Year's Day : when in the Name of the whole University, he presented 
his Majesty with a fair guilt Cup, and two hundred Pounds of Gold in it. 
Oxon. 104;,. in a sheet 4 to . (3) Anniversary (by M r . James Wright) to 
the Memory of his Ever Honour'd Father M r . Abraham Wright, who died 
May 9 th 1690. in half a sheet 8™>. At the End is M r . Wright's Epitaph, 
made. I suppose, by the said M r . James Wright. The true Manner 

& For in of the Proceeding to y« Funeral of y» R*. Hon b1 ©. Rob. Earl of 
Essex. Bond. 1040. in 3 Slices 4' 0 . ^ Oxonij Encomium, by Bend- 
loes. 4 Sheets and an half, folio. (6) History of Wyatt's Rebellion by 
John Proctor. Lond. — 8°. 

copies of vol, i. by the widow Badcock's waggon ; please pay the 24J. to Mr. 
Clements jun. Vol. ii. to be ready a week or two after Xmas. Peisly bought 
the impression of Leland de Scriptoribus. 

Dee. 12. P. Needhain to H. ^Rawl. S. 16A Thanks tor collation of 
Bareeeian MS. of Thcophrastus. Please send Catalogue of livings in the 
gift of Oxford Colleges, to enable the writer to enter the several patrons in 
his Valor Beneficiontm. Introduces 1 an honest Silesian Gent. M r . Burghius.' 
Hones to see H. at Oxford next year. 

Dee. 14. Bag-ford to H. iRawl. :i. ' I haue ben buesey about 

some offers & lichwise haue had y e opertunity of perusing y e Willes of 
seuirall ould printers as Wincken tie Word Rich Pynson . . . and of Rayne 
Wolfe y* first Kings Latin Typograthyer which hath gaue me som light to 
seuirall of ther suchsesers of ther printing houses, but I am adraying vp a 
Seenie for your purpose Relating to y* first printing at Oxford & pray 


Deo. 12-10] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 141-149. 



Whiggs the first Letter of his odious Name \ 
Hypocrisy the second of the same, > 
Anarchy his Darling & his Aim : ) 
Rebellion, Discord, Mutiny & Faction, 
Tom, Captain of the Mobb, in Soul & Action ; 
O'regrown in Sin, cornuted, and in Debt ; 
Nol's Soul, & Ireton's live within him yet. 

M r . Rawlinson of St. John's has Demosthenes printed in Greek at Venice 
J 554- 8°. corrigente Paulo Manutio, Aldi filio. 'Tis only a Piece. It 10 
came out of Badger's Study, ut conjicitur. Badger being now married is 
parting with Books, & snapping People as he can. 

Dec. 15 (Fri.). 40. H. i8* h . Th. Seld. Horse Beatissimae Virginis 
Marias. At the End of this Book three or four written Notes about the 
Family of Tennys, and Commys. — Whereas I have observ'd in the II d . 
Vol. of Leland's Itinerary that the Z for et on some Coyns should rather 
be made thus Z, I am since confirm'd in y* opinion from a Book of Coyns 
4°. M. 34. Th. Seld. where 'tis in several made so, viz. i. — 4 0 . L. 7. 
Th. Seld. Petri Lucij Belgae Carmelitana . Bibliotheca. Flor, 1593. 4 0 . 
N3. All English Men in this Book are taken out of Bale ; tho' the Author 20 
will not acknowledge it. 

Dec. 16 (Sat.). On Thursday 1 last in the Evening died D r . Henry 
Aldrich, Dean of Christ-Church, in the 63 d Year of his Age, to the Grief 
of all that knew anything of his Great Worth. Consider him either as a 
Christian, a Scholar or a Gentleman he was one of the most eminent Men 
in England. He constantly receiv'd the Sacrament every Sunday, rose to 
five a Clock Prayers in the Morning Summer and Winter, visited the 
Chambers of young Gentlemen on purpose to see that they imploy'd their 
time in useful! and commendable Studies. He was a severe student him- 
self, yet always free, open and facetious. He treated by turns not only 30 
those of good standing in the College, but all the young Gentlemen of any 
Note in it. He was a Man of admirable Natural Parts, and was vers'd 
both in Ecclesiastical and humane Learning almost beyond Compare. 
He was humble and modest even to a Fault. He had so piercing an 
Understanding, that he could tell at first Sight the Temper and Disposi- 
tion of any Person, whether he was good natur'd, ingenious, and addicted 
to a virtuous and innocent Course of Life. He was always for incour- 
ageing Industry, Learning, Integrity & whatever deserves Commendation. 
He was so generous that he spar'd for no Costs to promote and carry on 
good Designs. His Death is a publick Loss, and those of the College are 40 
particularly oblig'd heartily to lament it, and to wish for such another who 

let me know by y e next when your outher Volom of Lelandes will be pub- 
lished for y e Sathisfackion of some Frendes that haue y 8 first you shall haue 
my acount very spedely.' 

1 Dec. 14 th . He died ab*. 7 Clock. 

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may advance their Interest, & take the same Methods for finishing as this 
Excellent Dean did for beginning Peckwater Building, w cn is about half 
done. He died in London, whither he went a little before he died on 
purpose to consult D r . Ratcliff, who could not recover his Health. His 
Distemper an ulcer in the Bladder. He had a most noble Collection 
of Books, and Prints, all which he has left to the College, leaving it to the 
Liberty of the Dean and Chapter whether his nephew (M r . Charles Aldrich) 
shall have such of them as they had before in the Library; which is a gen- 
teel Complement, and shews him to have been a very wise, prudent Man. 

10 If he had liv'd 'till the 15 th of next Month, he would have been compleatly 
63 Years of Age. He has order'd by his will (of which M r . Aldrich is 
Executor) that all Papers whoever of his own Writing shall be burnt, not 
excepting his Harmonia Evangelica in Greek done with great Accuracy 
& most neatly written with his own Hand. He made his Will soon after 
the Death of D r . Breach, the Physician. The sudden Death of that D r . 
without any Will struck upon the Dean so much that he resolv'd to defer 
that great Work no longer. On Friday Dec. 22 His Body was brought 
into Oxford, at 4 a Clock in the Afternoon, and being met at his Lodgings 
by the College, after it had rested for about a quarter of an Hour before 

20 the Door, it was convey'd to the Cathedral, and Prayers being ended was 
deposited in a Grave in the 1 North Wing of the Quire, just by his Father, 
as he had expressly directed. At the same time an excellent Speech was 
made by D r . Frewin (M.B.) Student of Christ-Ch. who was Physitian to 
the Dean during his Sickness. No Monument, or the least mention of 
his Name, is to be put over his Grave. So himself commanded in his 
Will. — M r . Rawlinson shew'd me a Transcript of the Ejaculations and 
Prayers King James the first made upon his Death Bed. — Just come out 
in 8 V0 . An Abstract of M r . Bedford's Vindication of y e Church of England 
in answer to Priest-Craft. 'Tis in 3 sheets, & was done by M r . Bedford 

30 himself. 'Tis well done, & there are some things additional. 'Tis clear, 
full & distinct, as the Vindication it self is in y e opinion of unbyass'd Men. 
— S r . John Cotton had once design'd to have publish'd the Greek 
Geoponicks, corrected by the Help of MSS. So D r . Smith in his Epistle 
Ded. of Camden's Epistles. — D r . Smith has given Francis Sandford who 
writ the Genealogical History a great Character in his Preface to Cam- 
den's Epistles. This Genealogical History was lately reprinted with great 
Improvements. It should be got forthwith into the Publick Library, being 
absolutely necessary. — Bp. Fell design'd to have publish'd a Volume or 
two of Lives of English Men in Latin at the Theater. He was 

40 hinder'd by other important Affairs. He intended to have imploy'd 
several skillfull Persons to draw them up, whereof D r . Smith was to have 
been one. So in the said Preface. The Design was also hinder'd by 
the Troubles that came on, and by the Death of the Bp. — D r . Smith was 
28 Years Fellow of Magdalen Coll. He makes gratefull mention of it in 
his Life of Camden, pag. iii. — M r . Camden when he was a very young 
man of Broad-Gate Hall, now Pembrooke College, made the Latin Grace, 
which they use to this day. Ibid. pag. iv. 

1 Twas in y e Dormitorie. 

Dec. 16-20.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 149-138*. 


Dec. 17 (Sun.). M r . Stowe 1 , in his Survey of London pag. 14. col. 2. 
saith that those that call the Isis by the Name of Thames where it hath 
it's first Rise, near Tetbury, are in the wrong, and ignorant upon that 
Account. But I have often heard M r . Lhuyd, who was an Excellent 
Etymologist, say 'twas rightly so call'd before it's Conjunction with the 
Thame at Dorchester. He quoted old Writings for it, and appeal'd to 
other Places of the like Name, the Signification of it being the same with 
the British Tav, w ch is Water. — Ibid. He maketh Circester to be deriv'd 
from the River Cirne or Churne. Others derive it from a Saxon Word, 
as may be seen at the End of D r . Gibson's Ed. of the Sax. Chron. (But 10 
it had it's name certainly from the River.) — An Account there in pag. 15. 
col. 1. of the Monks of Abbingdon bringing the chief Streame of the Isis 
by that Town. — Maidenhead formerly call'd Sudlington. Ibid. pag. 15. 
col. 2. — M r . Edm. Howes, Gent, an Assistant to M r . Stowe in his Survey. 
See pag. 20. b. — John Stowe calls the Abridgment of his Annals a Sum- 
mary. Ibid. p. 29. b. — P. 34. b. he quoteth a MS. of Fabian. — Alders- 
gate, (as well as Ealdgate,) so call'd from it's Antiquity. Ibid. p. 34. b. — • 
John Day, the famous Printer. Ibid. p. 34. b. 

Dec. 18 (M011.). At the End of a MS* in Bodley NE. F. 7. 4. is a 
Copy of Verses by Leland. — Some things written by M r . Leland in 20 
Dodesworth 38 f. 21. See also Vol. 129. f. 183. Vol. 160. f. 22. 

Dec. 19 (Tu.). John Boys's own Hand Writing 2 , in the Beginning of 
4*o. R. 7. Th. Seld.— 4°. T. 20. Th. Seld. Cuthb. Tonstalli in Laudem 
Matrimonij Oratio &c. In vellam. Printed at Lond. 15 18. — 4 0 . W. 6. 
Th. Seld. The Life of S fc . Werburge in old English Verse. 'Tis a Trans- 
lation made by Henry Bradsha, Monk of Chester. Several Historical 
Matters of use in it. 

Dec. 20 (Wed.). Gutherius de Jure Pontificio (4 0 . G. 20. Jur. Seld.) 
pag. 23. — In rebus perditis, & desperatis, aut in ipsa vetustate sepultis 
libere unicuique licet opinari, & quid sentiat explicare. 30 

Dec. 17. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 24. 24). Has been six weeks in London, 
but hardly half the subscribers have yet had their books. Dr. Hudson has 
no manner of consideration of B.'s circumstances, to press him to merchandise 
books for books. Has still six Livys unsold. Expects to hear from Hudson 
in another dialect ; cannot acknowledge his services in specie. Hopes Homer 
will declare his fidelity and industry, but has no extraordinary favour yet ex- 
pressed. Respects &c. to all friends, with D r . and Little-Great-Charmer. 
[H. has endorsed : 1 To tell him y* the D 1 '. will as soon as he can get in the 
Money & the Number of Subscribers send him a Bill. . . People shuffle with 
y e D r . D r . Lancaster told him that he paid the Subscription to M r . Latton, 
formerly of Wadham for the six Books. He will send a Bill for the Money he 
has rec d by New Year's Day. 'Tis impossible for him to get off more than 
are subscrib'd for unless he will let them go at subscription Price. He thinks 
it far the better & most expeditious way to exchange Books for Books, after 
he has got as many off as he can for ready Money.'] 

H. to Bagford. Printed : Letters from the Bodleian i. 2 1 1 sq. 

1 This he had all from Leland. 

3 [Gone from the book. (Ph. Bliss.)] 




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Dec. 21 (Th.). Rutheniae populi annum in die primo Septembris ex- 
ordientcs finiunt in Augusto. See a MS*. Note at the Beginning of a 
thin Folio Book, printed and call'd Fasti Moscovitici per Imagines adum- 
bratL 'Tis in Bibl. Bodl. Arch. C. 43. This Book will be of excell*. Use 
for the understanding the several Ways of Abbreviating Words of our 
Saviour, the Virgin Mary, the Apostles & Saints. 'Tis in the Moscovitic 
Language. The Cutts all in Wood. Not only the Russians, but divers 
other Countries began the Year formerly in September, particularly the 
Bithynians, Cyprians and Paphians. Mrjrpwos is reckon' d the 3 d . Month 

10 of the Bithynians. The fourth Month of the Cyprians and Paphians is 
call'd "lov\os. In an old Gr. MS*, quoted by Hen. Stevens in col. 24 th of 
his Appendix to his Gr. Thesaurus 'tis written 'lovvios. This"l<nAos (for 
'lovvios is a Corruption) began on the 24 th of Dec. or Christmass-Eve. 
Thence 'tis that in the Northern Parts of England they call Christmas-day 
Yule-day, as is expressly noted by Arch-bP. Usher in his Dissertatio de 
Macedonum Sf Asianorum Anno Solari (Lond. 1648. 8 V0 .) pag. 40. The 
first Month by the Cyprians and Paphians was call'd ' Acppoblaios. It began 
on the 24 th of Sept. For the other Months see Usher ibid. — In Arch. 
Bodl. C. 81. The Confession of Faith of Cyrillus Lucaris, Patriarch of 

2° CP. 'Tis the Original. 'Tis in Gr. & Lat. & was given by D r . Smith. 
The Patriarch's Picture is painted very neatly at the Beginning. 'Twas 
from that Picture that D r . Smith had the Picture ingrav'd that he has 
prefix'd to the 2 d Ed. of his Life of Cyrillus Lucaris. — The $ made 
thus (£) in a Danish Coyn publish'd by Janus Bircherodius in his Book 
de Equestri Ordine Elephantino (Hauniae 1704. fol.) in the II d . Table 
referring to page the 12 th . 

Dec. 22 (Fri.). The Coyns given to the Publick Library by ArchbP. 
Laud were plac'd in their several Cells in the Gallery by the Care and 
Direction of M r . John Greaves ; much to the Satisfaction & Content of 

30 the ArchbP. as I learn from his Letter to M r . Greaves dated Jan. 13. 
164^. They should not therefore have been put into a new order (much 
for y e worse) a few Years since, at the Motion of M r . John Masson the 
French Man, who has not the Tithe of the Learning that M r . Greaves had. 
I think M r . Greaves drew up the Catalogue also of the Archbp.' 8 Coyns, 
which is now amongst his MSS. But of this I am uncertain. — About 
the ancient way of Baptising, & the Original of Baptisteria, or Fonts, see 
M r . John Gregory's Notes upon S r . Thomas Ridley's View of the Civil 
and Ecclesiastical Law, . . pag. 176. This to be consulted when I happen 
to speake hereafter of Chilswell-Farm, a Mile beyond Hincksey. This 

4° Chilswell is said by the vulgar to have rec d . it's Name from a famous 

Dec. 21. Thorpe to H. (Raw!. 10. 88). Particulars of subscribers to 
Leland. Please send Dr. Robinson sheet T. in vol. i. of Livy. 

Dec. 22. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 24. 25). Regret at death of Dr. Aldrich. 
Mr. Latton had nothing of Dr. Lancaster's but 3/., which he long since paid 
B. Mr. Trelawny, the Bishop's son, tells B. he paid his subscription to D r . 
Hudson. ' It is no way fit y* any Man should have y e Book, at Subscription- 
Price, who has not subscrib'd, and no Man of Hono 1 ' will expect it, and Vil- 
laines are not fit for Homer.' Let Dr. Hudson secure B. 30J. per book; 
Knaplock is not to sell to any scholar under 35J., except subscribers. What 

Deo. 21-23.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 138*-147*. 


Well there in which Infants were formerly baptiz'd. But I much doubt 
it. — In M r . Selden's Library (4 0 . L. 5. Jur.) is a Copy of the Saxon 
Laws publish'd by M r . Lambard. 'Tis corrected & noted in several 
Places with a Pen. I think 'twas done by M r . Lambard himself. These 
Notes & Corrections I must remember hereafter to transcribe. They 
may be printed with other Collections, such as the Additions to Bale by 
the famous M r . Thomas Allen of Gloucester-Hall, which are enter'd in 
the Margin of a Copy in the Bodl. Library. — Inquire after Rushworth's 
Dialogues, mention'd at the End of the Romish Catechism, printed at 
Doway in 12°. M r . Hill of Queen's has the Catechism. — In the Year 10 
1648. came out in two Sheets 4 to . Prynne's Brief Memento to the present 
unparliamentary Junto, &c. Anth. a Wood mentions it in the List of 
Prynne's Works ; but there is this Omission in him, viz. that he does not 
tell us that it came out also the same Year in Latin. I have seen the 
Latin Edition in Bodley amongst the Books that D r . Hudson procur'd out 
of D r . Crosthwayt's Study. Perhaps MX Prynne translated it into Latin 
himself. — Robert Constantine, that writ the Greek Lexicon, was at least 
an hundred Years old. At that Age he was vigorous, and had the full use 
of all his Senses. There is a remarkable Passage about his Age written 
by himself, and publish'd in pag. 57, 58, of an Anonymous Tract intit. 20 
of Use and Custo??ie, that came out in 4 to . at London in 1638. We have 
a Copy, 4 0 . U. 2. Jur. Seld. — A Passage in that Book pag. 92 commending 
those that in setting out ancient Records and Evidences keep close to the 
Originals. Sir Henry Spelman honourably spoken of for that reason. 
This Passage may be inserted at the Beginning of one of the Volumes of 
Leland's It. — In the Appendix at the End some Remarks about the 
spurious Etruscan Inscriptions publish'd with this Title in Folio : Ethrus- 
carum Antiquitatwn Fragmenta. Also upon Bernardinus Baldus Urbinas's 
Interpretation of JEiiea Tabula Eugubina. This Book about use & custom 
is well written, & contains a great many excellent and curious Observa- 3° 
tions. Quaere who was the Author ? 

Dec. 23 (Sat.). M r . Higden has publish'd a Defence of his late Book 
about the Oaths. 'Tis no better than the other ; which nevertheless 
pleas'd the University of Cambridge so well, that for his Pains and Ser- 
vice they gave him the Degree of D r . of Div. I am also told that M r . 
Browne 1 of S*. John's Coll. (a very learned Man) has likewise taken the 
Oaths, and been presented to the same Degree. — Queen. Eliz. was 

the Dr. makes overplus, he is to pay in specie one moiety, the other fairly to 
be drunk between the D r . and his lady the Great Charmer, and H. Homer 
cheaper than any book, considering all. Dr. Delaune promised to take two 
copies. 'As you write, less Money, or less Honour, there, y n at Cambr.' 
Copies to be delivered only for ready money. Expects a good sum by New 
Year's Day, and a good bill. ' A great cold and Wife dangerously ill, &c.' 

n. d. [c. Dec. 23, 1710]. Bagford to H. (Rawi. 21. 22). Subscribers to 
Leland. Will send account of first printing at Oxford for Leland vol. iii. The 
first printing was in a Chapel, ' for to thise day in all printing offices y e for- 
man or Rather y e Eldest workman whether y e Compositer or pressman I am 

1 Not true. 



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against Deans of Churches, Heads of Colleges, &c. being married ; and in 
1 56 1. she publish'd an order expressly prohibiting any Wives, Children 
&c. to be receiv'd or entertain'd in any Cathedral or College. The same 
Injunction reach'd all other Members of the same. — Just come out 
The Modern Fanatic k, with a large and true Account of the Life, Actions, 
Endowments, §c. of the famous D r . Sacheverell. Lond. 17 10. 8°. in 4 
Sheets and an half. By W m . Bisset, Eldest Brother of the Collegiate- 
Church of St. Katherine, & Rector of Whiston in Northamptonshire. 
Page 4. He will not acknowledge his own Uncle. He told him he did 

10 not know him, when he came to see him, & dismiss'd him insolently. 
Strangely ungratefull to those that maintain'd him at School & in the 
University. In pag. 1 I th he tells us S r . Simon Harcourt & M r . Harley 
were brought up together at a Presbyterian Academy. Nothing but 
vanity, that he might take place of his Seniors in the Coll. made D r . 
Sacheverell proceed D r . page 15. — His Ingratitude to his Mother. Ibid. 
His Sermons full of false Grammar, pag. 16. & Non-sense, ibid. No 
Logick in y m . p. 17. His Style very odd. ibid. Has no Skill in Astro- 
nomy, ibid, very imperious in the College, p. 18. & rude to the Fellows, 
ib. an Insulter & Quarreller. ib. Insolence, ib. Pride, ib. About his 

20 false Latin in relation to his Ordination, p. 19. The Bp. denied him 
Orders for his Rawness in Divinity, ib. His Ill-Nature & Malice, p. 20. 
Scurrility & Foul-Language, p. 21. He not Author of the Speech he 
spoke in Westm. Hall, but D r . Atterbury. His great Profaneness p. 25. 
Unchristian Imprecations, p. 26. very foul-dealing, p. 27. He was the 
Death of a Young Lady. ib. His Immodesty & Lewdness, p. 28. 
Drunkenness, p. 29. Gaming, ib. Unfaithfullness with respect to his 
Ministerial Function, p. 30. Notorious Falshoods both in Doctrine & 
Fact. p. 31. Two Letters printed at the End, one from Dean Jones. 
The other relates to Ryley the Glover, & the D r .' s Laundress, both whom 

3° he refus'd to pay, & curs'd them, & abus'd them most insolently & immo- 
destly. — M r . Rawlinson of St. John's shew'd me a thin Paper MS*, 
containing a Letter from the ArchbP. of Canterb. to K. James the I. and 
the King's Answer concerning the Nullitie of the Earl of Essex's Marriage. 
Concerning this consult Dugdale's Baronage, — He likewise shew'd me 
W m . Hubbock's Oration Gratulatory to King James I. Pr. at Oxon. by 

not at this time furneshed . . . and Inded ther is many outher termes vsed by 
the printers as Friers, Monkes & diueles as will as y e father of y° Chapelt. 
the last time I was at S* Albones I went to se y e Abbey Church. I found a 
Shoole in a Chapell adioyning to y e Monistary y e Master & I had som dis- 
course relating to y e printing at that place but he gaue me no satesfactory 
Ansswer althou I hent it to him that y e Art was exersized by a scolemaster in 
that Monistary as by Bookes that I had sene ther printed in the yeare 1487 : 
as y e Booke of S* Albones put out, by Julyany Barnes Abes of Sopwell a 
nunery not fur disdant from S* Albones ... on thing he tould me y* y e place 
where y e scole is was formerly a Chapell.' Has seen old prints done in Ger- 
many of a printing-house in the form of a chapel with a crucifix in it. Sug- 
gests that the first Oxford printing was in the antechapel of Merton, where 
Corsell was perhaps settled on account of the ' nisnes ' of his undertaking. 
Hopes to come to Oxford next month. A merry Christmas and a happy New 

Dec. 23.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 147*— 156. 


Joseph Barnes 1604. 4 to . Ant. a Wood mentions it ; but he committs a 
Mistake. For whereas he says that the Title is in English but the Oration 
in Latin only, he should have said that the Title is in English, but the 
Speech it self both in Latin and English. — He also shew'd me, a very 
good Pamphlett intit. Of the Church in Ireland, during the Reigns of K. 
Henry VIII. Edward VI. § Q. Mary. Set forth in the Life of George 
Browne ArchbP. of Dublin. Here are several Material Passages, not 
mention'd by other Historians. Printed at Lond. 1681. 4 to . The Author's 
Name I do not know. In page 7 th he referrs us for a large Narrative of 
the Cathedral of Dublin to another Book written by him, and then ready 10 
for the Press, intit. The Antiquities of the City of Dublin. — In the Phi- 
losophical Transactions (Numb. 310.) for April, May & June 1707. is An 
Essay on the Invention of Printing, by M r . John Bagford; with an 
Account of his Collections for the same, by M r . H. Wanley. — In Phil. 
Trans. (Num. 300.) for the Month of June 1705. M r . Wanley has a Letter 
about MSS. 'Tis no more than what is in the Preface to the Cat. of Saxon 
MSS. He talks confidently & indeed ignorantly of the Style of Authors, 
the Goodness of Painting, & I know not what. — The first Coyning of 
Gold in England in the 18. Year of Edw. III. Dom. 1344. Gold Florences 
were then Coyn'd in the Tower. They were a penny a piece of the Value 20 
of 6 shills. and 8d. the Half pence were in value 3s. & 4d. See Stowe's 
Survey of Lond. p. 44. b. Before all great Sums were paid by Weight of 
Gold or Silver, as so many Pounds, or Marks of Silver, or so many 
Pounds or Marks of Gold, cut into Blanks, and not stamp'd. Smaller 
Sums were paid in Starlings, which were pence so call'd. Other Coyns 
they had none. Ibid. Where is also a great deal more ab*. our Coyns. — 
William the Conq. wore no 1 Beard. This appears from his Coyns. 'Twas 
customary with the Normans to wear no Beards. Ibid. p. 45. a. — M r . 
Hill of Queen's shew'd me a thin MS*, in Vellam containing Arnoldus de 
Villa Nova's Gladius fugulans. (2) His Alloqucio Christi de convenien- 3° 
tibus creaturae racionali. (3) His Apologia de Versusijs pseudo theolo- 
gorum & Religiosorum. The Book was written either when the Author 
liv'd, or not long after. At the End of the first Tract is this following 
Note by a later Hand, viz. 

Conscripsit hie Arnoldus de Villa Nova nonnulla alia opuscula, pro suo 
tempore elegantissima : in quibus, Christiano ausu, fortiter insurgit adversus 
sui temporis papisticos quosdam & diabolicos nebulones, in quibus & eorum 
tartarea commenta vehementissime ac docte insectatur. Sunt auterfi haec 
eorum, quotquot vidi, nomina. 

1. Prophetia ejusdem ad Papam Bonifacium de omnibus quae sibi postea 4° 

2. Epistola ejusdem ad Collegia Cardinalium. 

3. Epistola ejusdem ad regem Arragoniae. 

4. Tractatus ejusdem de spurcicijs Religiosorum. 

5. Tractatus de laude diei Dominicae, & poenis inferni, & requie in eodem die. 

6. Tractatus ejusdem de misterio simborum (lege symbolorum) ecclesiae. 

7. Tractatus de consummatione seculi. 

8. Prophetia Catholica et Divina tradens artem adnichilandi versutias 

1 That is he kept it close. 

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[1710 : 

This Note was written by some skillfull hand. Perhaps 'twas M r . 
Thomas Allen of Gloucester-Hall that was the Author of it. 'Tis pro- 
bable also that 'twas once his Book. — A remarkable Story in Patridge's 
Almanack for 1709, concerning the Death of Valatine Naibod, a learned 
Astrologer. The time of his Birth there accounted for out of his Comment 
upon Ptolemy, a Book never printed. — In some Almanacks an Account 
of the Number of Parishes &c. in each County. I wish the old Accounts 
in MSS. were printed. We have several such in Bodley. 

Dec. 25 (Mon.). Out of Lilly's Almanack for 1666. 

10 An Advertisement. 

Whereas there was for some Years past much Controversie concerning the 
New Building of Esher-Bridge, over the River Mole in the County of Surrey : 
viz. Whether the IA of the Manor of Walton upon Thames, or the L d . of the 
Manor of Esher should new rebuild it ? 

After many Presentments and several Indictments framed and found 
against George Price Gent, then IA of the Manor of Esher, he the said 
George Price was compelled and enforced by the Judges of Assizes, and 
several Orders made at the general Sessions of Peace in that County, to new- 
build the said Esher-Bridg at his own proper Cost and Charges ; which he did 
20 in the Year 1654. with new, strong, substantial Timber; my self passing that 
way many times, seeing him there, and hearing him give direction to the 
Work-men, viz. the two Carpenters, John Freeland and Thomas Woolmer, 
both of Walton upon Thames : There was then in that year cut upon the 
Middle South-Post of the Bridge, and North-side of it, in Capital Letters, — 
G. P. viz. George Price. 1652. 

The Letters of late are purposely defaced. 

Ben. Andrews's Almanack printed at the Theater in Oxon. 1689. 'Tis 
put there that Cambridge had then been made an University 1053. 
Years. — Will. Wing's Almanack for 1689. also printed at the Theater 

30 that Year. In which is added a short, but full Account of the Founders 
and Benefactors of each Colledge & Hall in the University of Oxford, with 
the Names of the Governours at that time. 'Tis the same with Scott's 
Table, that George Parker hath reprinted since. — Likewise printed at 
the Theater the same Year Tim. Gadbury's Almanack, Will. Booker's 
Almanack, Swallow's Almanack, Hen. Tanner's Almanack, Hen. 
Fly's Almanack, Will. Perkins's Almanack, Rich. Rose's Almanack, 
Walter Lilly's Almanack, Hen. Woodhouse's Almanack, Benj. Pond's 
Almanack, Christ. Dade's Almanack, (in w cl1 there is Account of 
the Founders and Benefactors of the Colleges & Halls in Cam- 

40 bridge, with the Names of the Governours at that time. I suppose 
from Scott's Table. But the Foundation of the University it self is not 
here insisted on.) Poor Robin's Almanack, Dove's Almanack, Tho. 
Trigg's Almanack, Edw. White's Almanack, Nath. Culpeper's Almanack, 
Hen. Sander's Almanack, Ben. Coley's Almanack, Sam. Rider's Almanack, 
& Swan's Almanack. — Putting Bpoks in Shelves under the Classes of 
the Middle Part of the Publick Library a great weight upon the 
Divinity-School, and, I think, not agreeable to the Mind of Sir Christopher 
Wren, especially now the Northern and Southern Galleries are erected, 
which were never thought of by the Founder. — In Arch. Bodl. C. 55. we 

50 have ArchbP. Laud's Book against Fisher in Latin. 'Tis a Folio MS. in 
Paper. 'Twas given by M r . Jones of Sunningwell, & should be added to 

Dec. 23-28.] 



his other Books in the Register. There is another Book in the same 
Arch, given by him. To look what it is, and enter that also : To inquire 
who was the Author of the said Latin Translation of the Book against 
Fisher ? Ant. a. Wood says nothing of it. — The other 1 Book mention'd 
just now as given by M r . Jones is Selden's 'Eirlvopts. A thin Folio, in 
Paper. — There is moreover another Paper MS. there in folio given by 
M r . Jones, viz. Epistoke Thomas Becketti, nondum impressae. Arch. C. 
52. — There is likewise a 4 th MS. 2 given by him, in Folio (Paper) 
viz. Guil. Malmsburiensis de Antiquitate Glastoniensis Ecclesiae &c. & 
Titus Livius's Life of Hen. V. in Latin. Both these were transcrib'd by 10 
M r . Ra. Jennyngs, that same Person that assisted in the decern Scriptores. 
Malmsbury was written out of an 8°. Copy of Sir Thomas Cotton's. 
M r . Jennyngs compared it with two other Copies, one of the said 
S r . Thomas Cotton's, and another belonging to Richard Tychbourn. 
For Malmsbury he had ten libs, and for Titus Livy 1 lib. The MS. 
he made use of for Livy he borrow' d out of Sir Thomas Cotton's 
Library. M r . Jennyngs was well skill' d in Affairs of this nature. The 
Money was paid him by M r . Cornelius Bee, who printed the decern 
Scriptores, and design'd to have given us another Volume. At the End 
of this MS. is a Catalogue of the Bp s . of Wells. Quaere whether it be not 20 
printed by M r . Wharton ? 

Dee. 27 (Wed.). M r . Rawlinson shew'd me Parentalia spectaiissimo 
Rolando Coitono Salopiensi. Memories et Pietatis ergo. Lond. 1635. 4 to . 
in 7 Sheets. — In Arch. Bodl. C. 38. A MS. of Hen. Hook's, not accounted 
for by Ant. a Wood. — M r . John Flamstead, the Astronomer, gave 
several Curious Things to the Publick Library. In Arch. C. 37. — M r . 
Burscough of Wadham Coll. gave to the Bodl. Library several Pieces. 
They stand in Arch. C. He gave likewise his own Books. — Arch. C. 30. 
The L d . Bacon's Essays. 'Tis the Book that was presented by the 
Author to the D. of Buckingham, to whom dedicated. 'Tis curiously 3° 
wrought with a needle, & the Duke's Effigies, done also with a needle, 
is on each side. — Arch. C. 26, My L d . Bacon de Augmentatione Scien- 
tiarum. The very Book presented by him to the University. His Letter 
at the same time to the University, written w th his own Hand, appears at 
the Beginning. 

Dec. 28 (Th.). Tully's Head in Causeus's Museum Romanum. Arch. 
D. 20. — Arch. D. 23. Sallust printed at Paris in 1470. 4 to . On Vellam. 
— Tully got a grievous Cholick, that continu'd above 10 Days, by' eating 
too plentifully of Sallads, that were sumptuously drest. Mushrooms, 
Sallads, &c. not prohibited by the lex Sumptuaria, which provided ag*. 40 
the largeness & Extravagance of Expenses in Treats. See Tully's Epp. 

Dec. 27. H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 37). Sends list of the six papers 
of Cherry's he has transcribed cone, the College at Shottesbrooke. If C. 
will send any further papers in half or quarter of a year's time, they will not 
be too late ; the carrier may be trusted with them. 1 I design'd to have been 
over w th you. Flouds and the Shortness of my time deterr.' 

1 Arch C. 53. 

2 C. 51. 



9 8 


[1710 : 

ad Fan). !. vii. n. 26. — Caninius was Consul only for a few Hours. 
Tully's Kpp. Fam. vii. 30. See whether M r . Dodwell has quoted him. 
(I think not.) 

Dec. 29 (Fri.). To be printed, if there be room, in one of the Volumes 
of Leland's Itinerary, The Turnament of Tottenham, in old Verse ; and 
The Description of Tottenham- High-Crosse, both published in a thin 4*°. at 
Lond. 1 63 1. by the learned M r . W m . Bedwell. They stand 4 0 . A. 44. 
Art. Seld. — Schonerus de Numeris Geometricis, publish'd in English by 
W m . Bedwell. A Copy of it in Selden's Libr. . . with an Inscription at the 
10 Beginning to M r . Selden written by M r . Bedwell's own Hand. — D r . 
Andrew Borde in his Introduction of Knowledge calleth Oxford the thyrd 
auntyke Universite of the Worlde. Cambridge he calls a noble Universitie, 
but not auntyke. See in B. 1. What he says of England, Scotland, 
Wales and Ireland may be reprinted in Leland, or some other Collection. 

Dee. 30 (Sat.). This Morning coming from Springall's Coffee-House 
about half an hour after eight of the Clock, I met in High- Street, 
just by Fletcher the Bookseller's Shop, with old M r . Ryley the Glover. 
I ask'd him (no body else being present) whether the Story relating to 
him, and inserted at the End of Bissett's Book against D r . Sacheverell 

20 were true ? He said 'twas exact and true in all it's Circumstances except 
in that which specifyes the Number of Oaths the D r . swore. He says 
that he curs'd and swear'd at a very strange rate ; but as to the Number 
of the Curses and Oaths he cannot be positive. The time when the thing 
happen'd was a little before the Queen came to Oxford. D r . (then M r .) 
Sacheverell being inrag'd at M r . Ryley for the Prosecution (which was 
manag'd very successfully by M r . Houghton the Attorney) it makes 
M r . Ryley think that he was the more zealous ag*. him when the Matter 
of Discommuning came to be consider'd. D r . Sacheverell was one of the 
Delegates in that Affair. M r . Ryley was one of the Persons discommun'd, 

30 which he attributes chiefly to D r . Sacheverell. Soon after he was discom- 
mun'd, he express'd himself after some such manner to his Friends. "/ 
am very hardly dealt by. I had no hand in the Affront {if so be there 
was any Affront) put upon the University. M r . Sacheverell has been 
my Enemy. I could have done him a Disservice, if I would have turn'd 
Informer, by making him pay for his Curses Sf Oathes. But I leave him 
to his own Conscience." 

Dec. 30. Marm. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 91). Subscribes for sub- 
sequent vols, of Leland, to be sent to ' Mr. Edw. Franck in Watling Street at 
the tobacco roll and sugar loafe London. 3 H. may communicate through 
Robt. Franck, Esq., of Pomfret, M.P. The writer is a particular friend of 
Mr. Thoresby. £ At Coningsbrough a town about 3 miles west from Doncas- 
ter, and seated upon the same river Dun, 'tis reported that Hengist lyes buried 
there, under a small heape of earth thrown up in the high way near the Castle : 
thus much however I am sure of that two earthen pots were lately found 
there, both filld w th copper Roman Coyns, all of 'em about the size of o r 
Common six pence : and as far as I have cleansed them, they are but six 
several faces struck. At y r leisure, when y u can finde out a safe expedient, 
whereby they may be handed to Oxford, y u may expect a small present.' 
Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 99). Some subscribers to Leland 

Dec. 28-30.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 167-175. 


After M r . Bissett's Book came out, 'twas presently taken up by 
D r . Charlett. Having read, or at least turn'd it over, and finding the 
Story about Ryley, on Saturday 1 night last he sent for M r . Ryley (tho' 
what Authority he had to do it I know not) to his Lodgings at University- 
College. M r . Ryley was then at Supper. However thinking it to be a 
Business of extraordinary moment, he immediately goes down to the 
Lodgings. When he came he found with the Master a Gentleman (whom 
he did not know) and Clarke the Scrivener (the same Clarke, I mean, who 
is one of Charlett's privy-Council.) Charlett had the Book in his Hand. 
M r . Ryley (says he) you are a Person of whom I have heard a very io 
fair character as being an honest Man, and I have no reason to think 
otherwise. Tlie reasoji of my sending for you is only to ask you about 
a Passage in a Book I have here in w ch you are mention' d and con- 
cerned. I desire you would take the Book and read the Passage and tell 
me whether or no it be true. "Sir, says M r . Ryley, I have not my Spectacles 
about me, and cannot pretend to read without them." Pray, Sir, says 
Clarke, give me the Book and I will read it to him. The Master did so. 
When Clarke had done reading, the Master ask'd him about the Passage. 
Ryley confirm'd everything, only he said he could not be positive as to 
the Number of Oaths. Charlett then order'd a Tankard of Ale to be 20 
fetch'd, and then drank to him. M r . Ryley did not care to drink, but took 
his leave : at which time Charlett (according to his usual way) repeated 
what he had said about his having heard that he was a fair, honest Man. 

Being invited on Christmass-day to dine at Corpus Christi, after Dinner 
I w r as carry' d into the common-room. After a little time, D r . Creed came 
in. No body else was there but M r . Ellyson (who invited me), M r . Wase 
and M r . Hinton. Amongst other incidental Discourse Bissett's Book 
happen'd to be mention'd. D r . Creed said every thing about Ryley, the 
Laundress, M rs . Reeves the Coffee- Woman, and the Affair at Woodstock 
was true. And indeed I think I have often heard M rs . Reeves mention 30 
the debt of twenty Shillings to her, with some Concern and Grief, she 
being a poor Woman, old, and in a very infirm Condition. — 

f 4 to . C. 19. Art. Seld. A Book of old English things in Verse. Amongst 
which, is The Batayll of Egyngecourte the great Sege of Rone by 
Kynge Henry of Monmouthe the fyfthe of the name that wan Gascoyne 
and Gyenne and Normandye. Impryntyd at London in Foster lane in 
saynt Leonardes Parysshe by John Skot. There is also A merrie pleasant 

vol. i. Is wholly at a loss as to Mr. Parry's deportment. 1 1 hope you will a 
litle moderate your Concern about y e Royal Society: and not let y* which 
makes others only laugh, make a Gentleman of your good Sense uneasy. That 
whole affair has been for a long Time, dureing y e present Management, only a 
Subject of Jest among People of Understanding. At y* Distance you may 
make some Judgment of y e Performances here by Perusal of y e late Philosoph. 
Transactions. Those, who are y e most capable of serveing y e Design of y e 
Society, stand off, & will not communicate or join where there are such 
doings. There were some Intentions of late to retrieve y e Society ; but all 
were prevented by a Mystery of Iniquity that reigns there, & that I must 
not unfold now.' 

1 Dec. 23 d . 
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[1710-1 : 

and delectable Historic, betweene King Edward the fourth, and a Tanner of 
Tamworth, &c. Lond. 1596. 'Tis worth reading.— 

Upon an Altar found at Chester An. 1653. . . I have transcrib'd it 
from page 52^. of D r . Gale's Com. upon Antoninus's Itin. where likewise 
is publish'd y e Figure of the Altar, tho' nothing near so exact as I have it 

. amongst D r . Smith's Papers, in which is also a Letter of M r . Selden and 
another of D r . Langbain concerning it, w ch are worthy to be publish'd. 
M r . John Grenelagh the Schoolmaster's Notes upon it should also be 
printed at large. — Just publish'd in two Sheets 8 vo . A Short Character 

10 of his Ex[cellency] J'fhomas.] i?[arl] of PF[harton.] Z[ord] Zpeutenant] 
of /[reland]. With an Account of some smaller Facts, during His Govern- 
ment, which will not be put into the Articles of Impeachment. Lond. 
printed for W m . Cory ton, Bookseller, at the Black- Swan on Ludgate- 
Hill. Account in it of his Debauchery, Prophaneness and Irreligion. 
His strange Intriegues. Tho' he has considerably pass'd his Grand- 
Climacterick, yet his Behaviour is in all the Forms of a Young Man at 
five and twenty. He has gain'd by his Government of Ireland under 
two Years five & forty Thousand Pounds, by the most favourable Com- 
putation. D r . Benj. Prat made Provost of Trinity Coll. near Dublin, 

20 notw th standing the strenuous Opposition of Wharton, who was for one 
D r . Hall a Whigg. M r . Alexander Denton his second Secretary has a 
Salary in Ireland of 500I. by the Contrivance of Wharton. This Denton 
was Commoner of Edm. Hall, where he was (being about my standing) a 
hard Student, and look'd upon as a tolerable good Scholar. 

Dee. 31 (Sun.). The Picture of Bilibaldus Pirckheymer is in Philippi 
Galilei virorum doctorum de Disciplinis benemerentium Efngg. 43. Arch. 
D. 27. 'Tis colour'd, as the others are, and there are Verses underneath. 
— There is also Christopher Plantin's Picture. 'Twas he that printed 
this Book in Fol. at Antwerp. 1572. — Something about Leland in 

30 H. Holland's Hercoologia Anglica pag. 3. — The Great Earl of Essex, 
that was beheaded in Queen Elizabeth's time, was only 33 Years of 
Age. — S*. Thomas a Gaudy-Day in Queen's College. Begun by four 
Eminent Thomas's then Fellows of the College, viz. Thomas Lamplugh 
(afterwd 8 . ArchbP. of York), Tho: Barlow (afterwd s . Bp. of Lincoln), 
Tho. Smith (afterwd s . Bp. of Carlisle) & Tho. Tully (afterwds. Principal 
of Edm. Hall.) No Gaudy before as D r . Crosthwait reported some Years 
after. For the Custom of a Needle and thread's being given upon 
New-Years Day consult M r . Thwaits. Consider withall y e Antiquity 
of the Custom. — The Foundation-Stone of the 1 New-Building of Queen's 

4° College was laid by D r . William Lancaster (Provost of Queen's-Coll. & 
then Vice-Chancellor of the University) on the 6 th . of February last, 
I 7xt- being the Birth-Day of Queen Ann. There was no Inscription 
(I think) upon the Stone, w c]l the said D r . Lancaster laid. 

Jan. 1, 1711 (Mon.). M r . Hall' of Queen's has Camerarius's Notes 
upon Tully, 8°. Also his Epp. Fam. with Manutius's Notes &c. Aniv. 
1568. In the Margin of the Book are divers Lections by Isaac Casaubon's 
own Hand. 

1 Next High-Street. 

Dec. 30-Jan. 2.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 175-182. 


Out of a Letter from M r . Thoresby : 

The Servants of Stephen Tempest of Broughton in Craven (Yorkshire) 
Esq. some Years ago as they were digging for Stone in one of his Horse 
Paddocks found a Roman Urn 10 Inches Diameter and ab* 6 or 7 deep, with 
the Mouth down upon the Lime-Stone Rock. In this were a Brass Lance 
with a Stone to sharpen it upon, and a Securis lapidea or Mallett's Head of 
polished Marble, the most curious and intire of any I ever beheld, & some 
Fragm* 8 . of Bones, most turned to Dust, but those that remained were bored 
thro' the End with the same little Instrument, with which also the Whet- 
Stone & Launcet are bored. In the next Field was found w* is called an 10 
Iron Knife, half a Yard long, suppos'd to have been us'd in the Roman 
Sacrifices. The Place was marked with a great Boulder of a Pyramidal 
Form that appeared about an Inch above Ground, and in the Year 1700 a 
Brass Fibula was found upon another Lime- Stone Rock, all which argue how 
conversant the Romans were in the more rugged Parts of these Northern 
Countries. — The Securis Lapidea is very curious, and is of speckled Marble 
polished, 6 Inches in length, 3^ broad & 7 in Circumference even in the 
Midle, where what is wanting in the Breadth is made up in the Thickness 
and is very artificially done, for I take it to be a Roman Improvem* of the 
British Work. It is wrought to an Edge at each End (tho' one of them is 20 
blunted with use) & a Sloping at the sides \ — Amongst all the Instruments 
used in the Roman Sacrifices it is the likest to one in Du Choul de la Religion 
des anciens Romains (which is annex'd to his Castrametation, Edit. Lyons 
1 581) p. 311. under y e Title of Maillet des quels frappoyent la Victime, only 
in that, the Securis is barely struck thro' the Handle, this has the greater 
Advantage of being made so strong as to admit of an Eye of near an Inch 
and | Diameter for the Capulus or Manubrium to pass thro'. Thus you see 
it appears to have been one of the Maillets wherewith the Popae slew the 
Sacrifices. — The Launce is of the Figure & Bigness here inclosed, but by it's 
Tendency to a Point it seems to have been 3 Inches in length, tho' scarce one 30 
in the broadest Part. — The Cos Olearia is a Blewish Grey Stone, only § of an 
Inch in Thickness, tho 3 long, and near 1 broad in all Parts. For what use 
the Instrum ts of Bone were intended I cannot divine. For tho the greatest 
part was reduced to Ashes, 'twas not by the Force of Fire, but the Effect of 
Time ; and the Ends of all such as remained were bored thro'. This sent me 
is not an Inch long, but % broad & not § in Thickness. It seems to have 
taper'd like a Bodkin. 

Out of a Letter I rec d . at the same time from the Bp. of Carlisle, 
D r . W m . Nicholson. 

That the Securis lapidea of the Romans, after they came acquainted with 40 
this Island, could not be from their Ignorance of the Use of Metals (but from 
a superstitious Opinion of the greater Fitness of Stone on some special 
Occasions) I believe you will agree with me. 

Jan. 2 (Tu.). 4 0 . C. 26. Art. Seld. Apuleijus's Apology, with Price's 
Notes. In these Notes are several old Figures from the Earl of Arun- 
del's Marbles. — 4° D. 8. Art. Seld. S r . Wm D'avenant's Gondibert. 
The Preface is long, and written by way of Letter to M r . Hobbes. M r . 
Hobbes writ a long Answer, which is here also printed, tho' Ant. a Wood 
takes not the least Notice of it in his Life of Hobbes. — A great many 
Inscriptions in Julius Caesar Capacius's Historia Neapolitana. 4. C. 74. 50 
Art. Seld. It must be carefully look'd over by me, as I have leisure. — 
An. 1546. W m . Foxley slept in the Tower 14 Days and more without 

1 M r . Thoresby sent me the Form. 



waking. He liv'd above 40 Years after. Stow's Survey, p. 55. Every 
Cathedral Church in old time had his School for poor Scholars. See 
ibid. p. 63. Remarkable Stories about the Disputes & Contests of 
School-Boys formerly, provoking one another to dispute, pag. 65. & before. 
Coaches in old time call'd Whirli-cotes. Only Princes and other great 
Personages made use of them. Stow's Survey, p. 70. Account of 
Expenses for one Year in the Family of Thomas Earl of Lancaster, viz. 
7957I. 13s. 4d. ob. The Particulars put down. 'Twas in the 7 th . of 
Edw. II. It shews the Hospitality of that time. See ibid. pag. 71. 

10 Jan. 3 (Wed.). To procure a Sight of H. Holland's Monumenta 
Sepulchralia Ecclesise S cti . Pauli Lond. 4 to 1 . — To consult Scaliger's 
Epp. 532. where he speaks of the Learning and Poverty of Xylander. — 
To get a Sight of Gudius's Epp. 8. where he discourses of the Learning 
to be had from the Inscriptions on old Marbles, & of his Design to mend 
and add to the Works of Gruter. — A great many Mistakes in D r . Guy- 
dott's Books. See Pierce's Bath Memoirs, p. 24. . . In pag. 42. 
Account of a Distemper of the present L d . Bp. of Worcester. (Lloyd.) 
Also in pag. 47. of M r . Cherry of Maidenhead. This Pierce was of 
Lincoln-Col. Oxon. see p. 120. — Godfr. Goodman's Great Mystery of 

20 Christian Religion to be consulted in the Ep. Ded. where something of the 
Glastenbury-Thorn. — Quaere whether there be not more things of 
Rob. Weldon than Anth. a Wood hath taken notice of? I think there 
are. Consult the Publick Library. — Remarks upon the Life of Bp. San- 
derson by D. F. I suppose Daniel Featly. Qusere. Ant. a Wood 
quotes it, but does not tell us who was Author. — Just printed at Lond. 
in 1 2 Sheets and an half The Pole of the Livery-Men of the City of 
London, at the late Election for Members of Parliam* begun Mund. 
Oct. tf h . 1 7 10. <$f ended Sahird. following. — The Senate often met in 
Temples. Thus it met in the Temple of Apollo. See Tullij Epp. Fam. 

30 lib. VIII. n. iv. being one of Caelius's Epp. 

Jan. 4 (Th.). Sir Bartholomew Shower died in the 43 d Year of his 
Age. A short Account of his Character preflx'd to his Reports, publish'd 
since his Death Lond. 1708. fol. — The Ships, Charriots, Garments, 
&c. of the Antients explain'd from old Monuments. About that Matter 
See Q. Curtius vindicatus by Perizonius, pag. 162. — For an Additional 
Account to what I have said in Leland (vol. ii.) about the Gold Piece 
found in S*. Gyles's Field by Oxon. may be consulted Jo. Christophori 
Battelli Expositio Aurei Numismatis Heracliani, 8°. J. 53. Line. — The 
Manner of Making of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate. &c. With their Virtues. 

40 Into English out of French & Spanish. By John Chamberlayne (Son to 
D r . Edw. Chamberlayne) Lond. 1685. . . — The Epithet of Vulcan in 
Homer II. A. 571. is KkvTorexvrjs. Which the Scholiast thus explains, 6 wept 

Jan. 5 (Pri.). Several things relating to Clemens Alexandrinus in p. 
16. of D r . Gale's Dissertation preflx'd to his Historiae Poeticae Scriptores 
antiqui, Par. 1675. Our Copy in Bodley is corrected by D r . Bernard's 

1 I have one my self, tho' imperfect, & I read a perfect one some time ago. — 
March 9. 1732. 

Jan. 2-7.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 182-194. 103 

own Hand, who sent D r . Gale the things there noted from a Baroccian 
MS. Our Bodley Copy inter Codd. Line. 8°. H. 59. — When I come 
to consider M r . Thoresby's last Antiquities that he sent me I must have 
an Eye upon Micraelius's Syntagma Historiarum Politicarum, in w cl1 several 
things about the Cimbri. W*. M r . Thoresby takes to have been a Roman 
Securis lapidea I rather believe to have been a Cimbrick Mallet of flint. 
The Cimbri us'd Charriots instead of Houses and Cities. Hence the 
Name of those People call'd Veij. for Vejas is a name for Charriots. — 
A very remarkable Account of the House-Keeping of Hugh Spencer the 
Elder temp. Ed. II. Stowe's Survey p. 72. Other things of Note about 10 
the Old House-Keeping. Ibid. 

Jan. 6 (Sat.). Remember to tell M r . Bedford that M r . Pepys had 
several MSS. Papers relating to the Convocation o£ 1562. I find it 
mention'd by D r . Smith in one of the Books of his Adversaria ; but he 
extracted nothing from it. — Crossing Ferry Hinxsey this Morning 
(whither I went on purpose to consult the Register, tho' I could not 
come at it by reason of the Absence of the Clarke) I went from thence 
directly to the great Farm-House call'd Chilswell Farm. It stands in a 
large open Field, about a Mile at least from South-Hinxsey, & I take it 
for certain that the Battle mention'd in a Fragm* in a Letter of mine that 20 
is publish'd in the Memoirs for the Curious was fought here. 'Tis call'd 
Cherrenhull in that Fragment. But r and f are easily confounded. We 
often see such Confusion in MSS. "Tis commonly said that the Place 
was call'd Chilswell quasi Childswell, the Children of these Parts being 
formerly baptis'd there in a famous Well or Fountain. I doubt it, and 
must consider it at leisure. If 'twere so, 'twas very early, even before 
Baptisteria were brought into Church- Yards & Porches. — D r . Aldrich 
told D r . Hudson about half a Year or else a Year before he died that he 
as Curator of y e Theater had about five hundred Pounds in a Place by 
it self w ctl he said he never did or would touch, it being the University's 30 
money rising out of the University Rents of Lands left by ArchbP. Sheldon 
to repair the Theater and support the Press, w cl1 sum he assur'd D r . 
Hudson should be lent him (the said D r . Hudson) without Interest when 
he should have occasion for Money to print Josephus. This I have 
often heard D r . Hudson mention as a signal token of IX Aldrich's 
Respect for him. ^ 

Jan. 7 (Sun.). Shooting with Bows and Arrows. See Stowe's. Survey 
p. 85. Henry Keble, Grocer, L d . Mayor of Lond. a Benefactor to 
Husbandmen in Oxon. Shire, ibid. p. 89. S r . W m . Fitz-William gave 
40 libs, to the Universities ib. p. 90. Foundation of S*. John's Coll. 40 
Oxon. The Elms there ib. p. 91. Edw. Hall's Chronicle, ib. p. 92. 
Of Sir Tho. Rowe. ib. M r . Henry Fisher a Benefactor to Brazen-Nose 
Coll. ib. p. 96. M r . Rob. Offley a Benefactor to the two Universities. 
Ib. p. 96. So was also M r . Rob. Rogers. Ib. p. 97. and M r . W™. 
Nelson, ib. p. 98. and M r . Rob. Row. ib. & Mr. John Stockley. ib. & Mr. 
Peter Chapman, ib. This Peter Chapman was born at Cokeham in 
Berks, and gave to it 5 libs yearly, ibid. Inquire of M r . Dodwell, or 
some other Person well acquainted at Cookham, whether it be continued ? 
M r . John Carre a Benefactor to the Universities, ib. p. 99. & M r . John 



[1711 : 

Russcl. ib. p. 99. M r . Rob. Gale a Benefactor to Corpus X**. Coll. 
Oxon. p. 100. M r . James Stoddard a Benefactor to Braz. Nose Coll. & 
to Queen's Coll. Cambr. p. 100. John Skeete and MX Roger Owfield 
Benefactors to Oxon. & Cambr. p. 100. Andr. Banning a Benefactor to 
Camb. p. 101, & Randall Manning, ibid. M r . George Palin a Benefactor 
to S*. John's Coll. & Braz. Nose Coll. Oxon. ib. p. 101. 

Jan. 8 (Mon.). Axes for War, & swordes of Copper found at 
Gnaverslak Bay in Cornwal. Leland's Itin. Vol. 3. f. 5. — A Brass 
Coyn of the Bigger Sort shew'd me by M r . Rawlinson of S*. John's. 
'Tis of Antoninus Pius; but I suspect it. antoninvs avg. pivs p. p. 
tr. p. cos. in. Antonini Pij Cap. Laur. Rev. imperator. ii. Victoria 
stans utraque manu trophseum gestans. — Bp. Burnett makes my IA 
Rochester to have been only something above 32 Years of Age. But 
Gadbury in his Almanack for 1695 tells us that he was born on April 
i°. n h . mane, 1647. an< ^ died July 26. 1680. being then somew t above 33 
Years old. He says he rec d the Account of his Birth from his L d ship 
himself. Anth. a Wood is guilty of the same Mistake with Burnett. 

Jan. 9 (Tu.). A Coyn of Severus Silver : . . — Amplissimo Domino, | 
Domino carolo bruceo, | Honoratissimi thomae Comitis de ailesbury | 
Filio natu maximo ; | Viro ob virtutem benevolentiamque | erga literarum 
studiosos I summis laudibus dignissimo; | grati animi ergo, | libellum 
huncce qualemcunque | submisse offert | Tho. Hearne. J iv. Kal. 
Decembr. cio : dcc : x. This Inscription I put upon a Copy of my 
Edition of Alfred's life in large Paper, w ch I presented his L d ship. 
He had before sent me 5 guineas for transcribing some things con- 
cerning the Family of Bruce out of M r . Dodesworth's MSS. 

Eustachius Comes Bolonise =p 
& Lentz et de Artoys 

Eustachius Comes Bolonise -p- Iola 


I I I 

Galfridus Dux Baldewinus Eustachius 

Bulloin Rex Rex Jeru- Comes 

Jerusalem. salem. Bolonise 

Juditha Comitissa Hunt, tenuit tempore 
Conq. Chertling in Com. Cantabr. paulo 
post fuit possessio Toneiorum per cujus 
tandem filiam & heredem ad Bellocam- 
pos Warwici Comites jure hereditario 
devenit. nunc vero est Baronia Domini 

Lambertus Comes -r- Matildis =P Odo Comes 

de Lentz in 

Baro de 

Blesensis et 


Stephanus Comes 

Waltheofus Comes q= Juditha Comitissa 
Northumbr. filius Huntingdon, 
magni Ducis 

Simon Silvanectensis 
Comes Northamptonise 


Matildis Comitissa —j- David Rex 
Hunt". Scotorum 

Juditha nupta Radulpho 
de Toneio de Flamsted. 

Simon Silvanectensis =p Isabella filia 
Comes Hunf. et Roberti Co- 

Northf. mitis Leyc. 

Waltheofus Abbas 
de Melros in 

Matildis uxor 
Roberti filij 
Ricardi de 

Simon de Scinthis = Alicia filia & unica 
Comes Northt. & Heres Gilberti de 
Hunt. ob. sine Gaunt Comitis 

prole. Lincoln. 

Amicia. Hawisia. 

Henricus Comes Hunt?, 
ob. in vita patris sui. 
dapifer Regis Hen- 
rici primi. 

David Comes Hunting- 
don cujus filia Isabella 
nupta Ro. Brus 1 
Domino de Co . . . 

1 Forsan Domino de Annandale. From whom Sir Robert Cotton was descended. 

Jan. 7-0.] VOLUME XXVII, PAGES 194-204. 105 

1 Nov. 29, 17 10. 

Sir, — I thank you for all your favours, particularly for the inclosed, w ch I 
send you back, because I can make nothing of it, so imperfect the inscription 
is. I desire you to rest assured, that I am w th great affect, and all good will, 
and esteem, 

Your faithful Serv*. 

Geo. Hickes. 

Doctor Fludd was a most generous Man. See at the Beginning of an 
India Paper Book, Bibl. Bodl. Arch. D. 32. — A great Fire in Oxon. 
in 1644. in w cl1 400 Houses were burnt at least. See Gadbury's 10 
Almanack for 1668. — Father Morin the Parisian did great services 
to Cardinal Baronius in translating out of Greek into Latin several Pieces 
w c h that Cardinal inserted into his Annals. He was likewise very service- 
able in the Roman Edition of the Septuagint, & was y e Person y* collected 
all y e Greek Scholia in that Edition viz. out of the Greek Catenas & 
Commentaries that are in the Vatican Library. See Father Simon's 
Lettre choisie Tom. I. p. 243. — M r . S*. Lowe Kniveton's Account of 
the Descent of Bruce is amongst M r . Wood's Collections in the Ashmolean 
Museum, num. 77. as in the printed Catalogue, but 'tis mark'd C. 6. as 
they now stand and are digested in the Study. M r . Kniveton was well 20 
skill'd in Heraldry and English History. He had also obtain'd a 
competent Knowledge in Classical Learning. He was a gentile, modest 
man, of a very communicative Temper, & died in the Year 1628. M r . 
Dodesworth, when he was a young Man, receiv'd great Assistance from 
him, and made use of his Papers, as appears from several Extracts he 
writ out of them with his own Hand. He was acquainted with Sir 
Robert Cotton, and most of the chief Antiquaries of that Age. 'Twas 
for the use of Sir Robert (who was descended from Bruce of Annandale) 
that he drew up this Account. He did not reduce the Materials into a 
Genealogical Table, but left that intirely to Sir Robert himself who was 30 
so able a Judge. However at the Beginning of the Book there is a Short 
Table of the Descent of Bruce from Eustace Earl of Bullcign ; but that 
is written in a somewhat different Hand from the rest of the Book, and 
is owing to another Person, as is manifest from M r . Kniveton's Dedication 
to Sir Robert Cotton (which I have transcrib'd) in w ch he tells us that he 
drew up no Table. Whoever did it, I think he took it either from M r . 
Vincent's Discovery of Brook's Errors, or from some other publish'd 
Work of that Kind. I have also Copied the Table that it may be 
compar'd with my Extracts from Dodesworth, whose Tables are more 
full and compleat. M r . Kniveton beginns his Account with some 40 
Passages out of Fordon & ends with the Agreement between K. Henry 
the III. and his Barons concerning Election of Vis-counts. The rest 
is taken from Charters and Records in several Offices ; but M r . Dodes- 
worth consulted a greater Number of the same sort of Evidences, &, I 
believe, he made use of the very same Authorities. However a Transcript 
of this Book (w ch is written in a pretty large and loose Hand, & contains 
only 90 Pages) will confirm his Tables, and may be of some Use in such 
Inquiries as happen to be made about this most noble Family. — 
Gadbury in his Almanack 2 very much blames A. Wood for a scurrilous 

1 [Autograph.] 

2 For 1694. 



[1711 : 

Character he has given of D r . Joseph Henshaw Bp. of Peterborough. & 
has given us a different Account of him himself. But (says Gadbury) 
this shameless Author hath so served many other noble and learned Men ; 
and being questioned for his Scandals, hath, at length, denied his Book. But 
that Shift being judg'd unsatisfactory, the University of Oxford have con- 
demned it to the Flames, &c. In the same Almanack he is displeas'd with 
Anthony for calling Ashmole a Rosycrucyan. A particular Account there 
of Ashmole in short. He was born May 23. 161 7. & died May 19 th 
1692. — A very good Character in that Almanack (in June) of M r . 

10 Barnes's Edward III. — About Instruments found in the Tin-Works of 
Cornwall, see Britannia Baconica pag. 7. This will be of use to me in 
accounting for M r . Thoresby's Curiosities. — [Four inscriptions tran- 
scribed by Dr. Hudson from Mr. Greaves's papers in the Savilian study, 
and communicated by him to H.] ... — [Runes &c. omitted.] Aar risti 
crus x disi aft | Kridr, mudur sin. | Aras erexit crucem hanc pro | 
Cridera matre sua. | This is M r . Thwaites of Queens's writing, & Inter- 
pretation of an Inscription found upon an old Cross in the Isle of Man. 
There are many Crosses and Inscriptions of the same sort. M r . Thwaites 
has not done it right. I had told him the Meaning of it before, & he 

20 fram'd his own upon it. Tho: Hearne. — . . . 


Jan. 10, 1711 (Wed.). Nicholson of Carlisle in the Preface (p. xxiii.) 
to the II d Part of his English Historical Library mentions an English 
Translation of Leland's Assertio by Rich. Robinson pr. at Lond. 1582. 
He does not say in w fc Form. Quaere ? — Ibid. p. 39. He speaks like an 
Ambidexter Man of M r . Barnes's Edward III. I am sure 'tis better than 
Nicholson is able to do. — A Leaden Coffin dug up in Cornwall, in w cn 
a Body, w ch fell to dust when touch'd. It had continu'd ever since the 
Saxon Times. Brit. Baconica by Childrey p. 22. — An Earthen Pot found 
30 near Foy in Cornwall, gilded and graved with Letters, in a great Stone 
Chest, & full of a black Earth; the Ashes ('tis like) of some antient 
Roman. Ibid. p. 25. — Danish Tombes. ibid. p. 54. — Thomas Parre dyed 
in 1635, & born in 1483. ib. p. 121. — A Prophesie of Leland printed there, 
pag. 131. — Cambden says the People of Merioneth-Shire are much given 
to Idleness and Wantonness. The reason of this character, ibid. p. 146. 
— About wooden, Iron and Brass-Shoes see Balduin's Calceus. 

Jan. 11 (Th.). Consult Dodesworth Vol. 142 1 f. 72. (to be transcrib'd 
& printed.) Vol. 148. f. 97. Of the Custome of Church Ale. Vol. 2 154. 
Henry- vine's Charter to Stephen Tucker for holding on his Hat before 
40 the King. 3 fol. 7. — Of the Custom of the Mannor of Kilmersdon. 4 f. 8. 

Jan. 12 (Fri.). An Iron Knife in Lambecius's Bibl. Vindob. Vol. 1. 
p. 80. & p. 83. 'Twas a Secespita or Sacrificing Knife in the Opinion of 
Lambecius. — A Brass Helmet there in Tab. 1. fig. 1. Describ'd p. 83. 
Lambec. thinks 'twas lucerna bilychnis. 

1 Tis mark'd wrong in the Cat. 140. 
3 To be printed. 

2 Not 152. as in the Catalogue. 
* To be printed. 

Jan.0-16.] VOL. XXVII, PAGE 204— VOL. XXVIII, PAGE 10. 107 

Jan. 13 (Sat.). Out of Gadbury's Almanack for 1703. 

On Wednesday, August 26 th 1702. Her Sacred Majesty Queen Anne, and 
the most Illustrious Prince George of Denmark (in their Royal Progress to 
the Bath) went to Oxford, & were joyfully received by the Vice-Chancellor, 
&C. & the Mayor, &c. of that antiently 1 loyal University & City, in their 
Formalities. And on the next Day did the University (upon their humble 
Invitation) the Honour to dine with them. Which Loyal Entertainment 
was performed with such Honour, Grandeur and Duty, as befitted such Royal 

Mr. Rob. Dove a Benefactor to S*. John's Coll. Oxon. , Stowe's Survey, 
p. 102. a. M r . W m . Masham a Benefactor to both Universities, ib. p. 
104. b. A great Commendation there of Charities done in secret M r . 
W m . Elkin a Benefactor to both Universities, ibid. & M r . Rich. Gurney. 
ib. & M r . Hugh Offley. ib. S r . Hen. Anderson, & M r . Rich. Anderson 
his Son, Benefactors to Bras. Nose Coll. Oxon. ib. p. 105. a. Sir Hen. 
Rowe a Benefactor to both Universities, ib. p. 107. a. M r . Jeffry Elwes 
a Benefactor to the University of Oxon. particularly to S*. John's Coll. ib. 
p. 107. b. — Stowe ib. p. 107. col. 2. — I wish men to make their owne Hands 
their Executors, and their Eyes their Overseers, not forgetting the old 
Proverbe, Women be forgetfull, ] Children be unkinde, | Executors be 
covetous, I and take what they finde. | If any body aske where | the deads 
goods became, They answer; | So God mee helpe and holydome, | hee 
dyed a poore man. — The Lady Anne Jones a Benefactress to the Univer- 
sities, ibid. p. 109. col. 2. And M rs . Alice Barnham. ibid, and M rs . Eliz. 
Scot. ibid, and M rs . Cath. Garway. ibid, and M rs . Cicely Hawes. ibid, 
and M rs . Bakhouse, Widow, ib. p. no. a. and M rs . Jane Baker, ib. b. — 
M r *. Alice Elkin, or M rs . Alice Owen, gave to the University Libr. of Oxon. 
200 libs. Ibid. p. in. a. She had like to have been shot w t]l an Arrow, 
when a child, the Arrow piercing her Hat. ibid. 

Jan. 15 (Mon,). 8°. F. 21. Line. An Historical Narration of the first 
14 Years of King James the First. There is no Title-Page to it, nor do 
I know who was the Author. 'Tis however worth inquiring into, there 
being in it a great many Passages of secret History, which I have not met 
with elsewhere. In the same Volume, Truth brought to Light By Time. 
The Proceedings touching the Divorce between the Lady Frances Howard 
6f Robert Earl of 'Essex. &c. Lond. 1692. To be carefully read over. 
— 8°. E. 67. Line. Mirabile Pecci, or the Non-Such Wonder of the 
Peak in Darby-shire, discover'd in a full, though succinct and sober, Nar- 
rative of the more than ordinary Parts, Piety, and Preservation of Martha 
Taylor, who liv'd above a Year w^out Meat or Drink. Lond. 1669. 8°. 

Jan. 16 (Tu.). Epitaph of George Clarke, who left 200 libs, for a 
publick School in the Univ. of Oxon. Stowe's Survey, pag. 120. b. A 
Monument to Francis Cherry, Merchant, Vintner, & to his Wife Margaret, 

Jan. 13. Jas. Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 140), Orders three Lelands, to 
be sent in a packet with letter, directed to him at Mr. Hy. Clements' shop in 
Paul's Church-yard, and delivered to old Mr. Clement? in Oxford, to be sent 
away in the first parcel that goes to his son at London — he sends twice a week. 
Hopes H. has in the list of subscribers given Mr. Bromley (the Speaker) the 
title of Honorable. 

1 So in y° Almanack. 



[1711 : 

&C. Sec ibid. pag. 133. — The Duilian Marble publish' d by Lipsius in 
his Antiq. Lcctt. p. 63. (8°. D. 148. Line.) — To look upon Dods- 
worth's ColLMSS. vol. 88. f. 1. Vol. 125. f. 132. & 144. — Vol. 129. f. 102. 
Antiquities of the Citie of York. — Vol. 133. f. 26. Pomfret Monastery. 
M r . Starchey had M r . Stowe's MSS. Papers, amongst w cn his Monasticon, 
out of w cn M r . Dodesworth collected several things. — De armorum 
Homericorum materia ac forma vide, si lubet, Ev. Feithii Antiquitates 
Homericas, p. 306. It is a most excellent Book. He uses the same 
Quotation out of Hesiod about Brass Instruments &c. that I do at the End 

10 of the i st Vol. of Leland. So does Monfaucon in his Diar. Ital. & also 
Rhodigine, & others. Nor do they except against it as fabulous & of no 
Authority. The thing is confirm'd by the Marble Chronicle in the 
Theater-yard. — 8°. D. 150. Line. Vellejus Paterculus with Lipsius's 
Notes. Some learned Man has been at the Pains to put in it divers 
MSS. lections & Emendations, a few of which are D r . Bernard's own, as 
appears from the Hand. & from the Letters E. B. His name therefore 
sh ld be quoted if the Book be made use of ; and the other learned man 
sh ld likewise be referr'd to. A great many of the Notes are very good ; 
but I cannot tell (as yet) whence they are deriv'd. — I hear that D r . 

20 Kennett is of opinion, and has publickly declar'd it, that M r . Bedford's 
Answer to Priest-craft is done better than D r . Atterbury is able to do it. 
And indeed I have heard other good Judges say the same. Nor do I 
think otherwise. For tho' D r Atterbury be a Man of a very sharp Pen, 
and of very quick Parts, yet I do not look upon him to be a Man of extra- 
ordinary Depth. He has not a true Genius to the Study of Antiquity ; 
nor has he taken much Pains to make himself a Master of our English 
History. He may be cry'd up for a Master of Style, & 'twill not be 
deny'd ; yet this however must be granted withall that Affectation of Wit 
& Satyr does not become a grave Subject, & M r . Hooker, Bp. Sanderson 

3° and others are rather to be follow'd in such sort of Writing ; whilst the 
Study of witty Expressions is to be look'd upon as Levity, & more proper 
for juvenile Essays. 

Jan. 18 (Th.). Books to be consulted in New End: A. 3. 18. An 
Epitaph there. — B. 3. 18. — B. 6. 9. Rob. Montensis de Abbatibus & 
Abbatijs Normannorum, & de asdificatoribus earum. — Cornelius Burges 
in the Year 1665. gave four Books of Common Prayer to the Bodlejan 
Library. The first was printed anno D. 1549. at London by Edward 
Whitchurche. This is the first Book of Edw. VI. The second was 
printed at London by Richard Grafton Anno 1552 1 . being the II d Year 

40 of Edw. Vlth At the Bottom of the Title Page D r . Burgess has added 
this note : This is the Book established in i° Elizabeths, and still in force. 
And this is one of the first Impressions of those Bookes, as appears by the 
last Page of the same. This is a Mistake, as is noted just under by 
another Hand in these Words : KB. Here is a Mistake above, it sh ld be 
2 d Edwardi. The 3 d Copy he gave was also printed at London by 
Richard Grafton anno 1559. Eliz. Anno 2 0 . D r . Burgesse's Hand- Writing 

Jan. 18. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 66). Has paid Mr. Clements \zs. for 
the books. 

1 An. 1552 was y e 6 of Edw. VI. 

Jan. 16-19.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 10-23. 109 

appears in 3 or 4 Places of it; and D r . Barlow has added at the Begin- 
ning, This is the very first Edition of the Common- Prayer Booke under 
Elizabeth. The IV th Book he gave is a Copy of the Common-Prayer as 
established in 1663. 'Tis in 12 0 . & contains the various Readings of the 
Common-Prayer as established in Edw. VI th ' s & Q. Eliz.' s Time. — D r . 
Bernard has added several MSS. Notes to Lactantius de Mortib. Persecu- 
torum of Baluzius's Edition. See Baluzius's Miscellanies Lib. II. in Bibl. 
Bod. . . — 8°. D. 84. Line. Juvenal of the var. Ed. Several Notes added 
in it, extracted from 4 MSS. by D r . Bernard. — Ant. a Wood mentions 
George Coryat's Description of England & Scotland in verse. He 10 
insinuates as if he had seen it ; but that is a Mistake, as appears from his 
son Thorn's Epistle Dedic. to his Posthumous Poems. George Coryat 
writ likewise upon the Psalms. See ibid. 4 0 . C. 28. Art. Seld. — 4 0 . E. 
45. Laud. A Book de iEquivocatione, IMS. The Author is said on the 
Backside to be Blackwell ; but that is a Mistake, as is well observ'd by 
Ant. a Wood vol. I. col. 282. where he says 'twas Francis Tresham ; but 
Wood himself is false in telling us that the Book was found in the Cham- 
ber of Sr. Tho. Tresham 1 . 'For 'twas S*. John Tresham. See the MS. 
at y e Begin. 

Jan. 19 (Fri.). Having just printed the II d Volume of Leland's 20 
Itinerary, & at the End added some Antiquities in and about the Univer- 
sity of Oxford, the Book is so well approv'd by several excellent Judges 
in these Studies, that they have been pleas'd to speak honourably of me 
upon that account, particularly Sir Philip Sydenham. D r . Baron, the 
Master of Baliol, seeing the Book in Sir Philip's Hands had the curiosity 
to peruse the said Antiquities. He was so well satisfied with the Perform- 
ance that he sent his Thanks and Service to me by Sir Philip, and offer'd 
to do me what kindness he can if ever I should appear for any Place in the 
University ; which I cannot but wonder at, because before I undertook 
Leland he did me what Mischief he possibly could. Others there are that 3° 
do me what injury they are able, by making little Objections against the 
Book; which are all redue'd into this one, namely that I too nicely 
follow the MS ts . & Monuments which I make use of. And indeed I must 
confess that I am so religious in that Affair, that I transcribe the very 
Faults : & I am apt to think that all unprejudie'd, skillfull Persons will 
reckon & look upon it as one of the chief Ornaments of the Work, & I 
flatter myself with an opinion that for that very reason it will carry 
Authority with it. These Men (whose Judgments in this respect I value 
but very little, w fc ever deference I may have for them on other Accounts) 
have objected ag*. two or three W T ords, as if I had in printing them 40 
varied from the MSS. and Monuments. This they are confident of, 

Jan. 19. Browne Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 19). Glad H. has so soon 
despatched another vol. of Leland. His stay in London will be short ; is 
lodging at Harding's, a bookseller's, at the Anchor on the Pavement in St. 
Martin's Lane. Begs pardon for having been an ill correspondent ; hopes to 
be at Oxford in April after two years 7 absence. Sorry he gives so much 
trouble about the Hincksey affair. 

1 [Corrected in the 2*. Edit. (Dr. Bliss.)] 




declare it in common-rooms & other publick Places, & seem to triumph 
upon it. If I had done so, 'twould be a very pitifull, silly Objection 
against a Work; but upon a Review of each particular I find myself 
exact, & am thoroughly convinc'd that their Cavils proceed from a cer- 
tain Malignity of Temper, & want of Skill in the Subject. — In the 
Philosophical Transactions Num. 145. p. 70. . . a Roman Altar with an 
Inscription found at York. On one side of it is the cutting-Knife 
(secespita) and the Ax (securis.) 'Tis explain'd there by D r . Lister. On 
another side is a sort of Ladle, & not a Mallet, as others call it. Camden 

10 of another opinion in his Account of the Cumberland Altar. The same 
Utensil D r . Lister observ'd on the Ickley Altar, ib. p. 71. — Account of some 
other Antiquities at York by D r . Lister. Ibid. p. 73. — In the same Vol. n. 
149. p. 237. D r . Lister's Observations upon the Ruins of an old Roman Wall 
and multangular Tower at York. — In the 154. Num. Vol. ejusd. p. 154. 
D r . Wallis's Account of an ancient Mantle-tree in Northampton-sh. on 
w ch 1 133. — He makes small Figures to be as old as a.d. 1050. — In 
n. 171. Vol. 15. . . p. 1017. Account of an old Earthern Vessel, found 
near York. 'Tis now in the Musdum Ashmol. The figure in the Trans- 
actions. — Explication of several Antiquities n. 175. 176. — In n. 178. (Ibid.) 

20 two Runick Inscriptions by Nicholson. 

Jan. 20 (Sat.). Account of some Roman, French, & Irish Inscriptions 
& Antiquities lately found in Ireland, by M r . Lluyd. See Phil. Transacts 
n. 269. for Febr. 1700. . — Colet's Comm. in S. Pauli Epistolas are in MS. 
in the Library of SK Paul's School Lond. as noted by Smith in his Additions 
to Colet's Life & Sermons. Ant. a. Wood says they are in Bennett- 
Coll, as he heard, but that seems to be a Mistake. Quaere in y e 
Catalogue. — D r . Deering is made Dean of Rippon in Yorksh. in room 
of D r . Wyvel deceas'd. The said D r . Deering is Archd. of the East- 
Riding of Yorksh. & Prebendary of Rippon, & was Secretary to the 
30 Archbp. of York. D r . Wyvel 1 was of Trinity Coll. Cambr. & D r . Deering 
of Christs-Coll. (I think. Quaere ?) — Several Improvements may be 
made to Wood concerning Dean Colet from the above-mention'd Piece of 

Jan. 22 (Mon.). It may be proper in some Collection to print the old 
Laws of the Stews. We have the MS*, in the Bodlejan Library, inter 

Jan. 20. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 88). Now entertains the same 
belief of Hengist's burial with H. ' Coningsbrough ' probably has its rise, 
not from possession, but from building, seat, or burial. The castle there 
seems purely Gothic, such as the Saxons then introduced. Hopes to send this 
Hilary term a small parcel of coins lately found there. ' There is no doubt of 
y r Gentlemanly entertainm* of M r . Thoresby : he is a true lover of these 
diversions, so may have his place : but hath not had the nicest education : so 
shod have tendernes from others.' Does H. know any supernumeraries in 
College Libraries to be sold of Missal, Manual, Breviary, &c, of Hereford, 
Bangor, and Lincoln, or any such books Roman before the year 1549? Cor- 
responds through Sir Arthur Kaye, Bart., M.P. 

Jan. 22. H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 37*). Sends four copies of Leland 

Jan. 19-25.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 23-34. 


Codd. e. Mus£o. A Fragment of them is printed in John Stowe's Survey, 
and another Fragment is amongst M r . Richard James's Collections. These 
are the rather to be printed that the Customs relating to them may be 
known; which are otherwise like to be forgot, the Stews having been 
quite put down in Hen. VIII th ' 8 Time. 

Jan. 23 (Tu.). Pighij Schedas MSS. in Electorali Cimeliarchio adser- 
vantur. Vide Begeri Observationes & Conjecturas in Numismata quaedam 
antiqua. a. 3. — The Queen 1 has made the following new Chaplains: 

D r . Smalridge. D r . Gatford ) 

D r . Ashton Master of Jesus Camb. The Hon*>le. MX Finch. 
M r . Sherlock Master of the Temple. The Hon^e M r . Moor. 

M r . Trapp of Wadham our University Reader or Professor of Poetry 
being made Chaplain to Sir Constantine Phipps IA Chancellor of Ire- 
land, Mr Tickell A.M. & Fellow of Queen's reads in his Room. This 
Afternoon at 3 Clock he made his first Lecture, w ch was concerning the 
Nature & Laws of Bucolicks, & the best Writers thereof antient & 
modern. 'Twas a very silly, indiscreet Performance. What was good 
was taken out of Julius Scaliger & one or two more Authors. Half his 
speech was nothing but verses out of Virgil. He quoted Dryden & some 
others of the Moderns, & once or twice spoke in an obscene manner, not 
fit to be us'd before young Men. Once or twice also he mention'd 
Criticks, & spoke very disrespectfully & ignorantly of them. He shew'd 
throughout much Conceit, & has sufficiently discover'd (what I have heard 
some of the most considerable of his College say) that he has no Learn- 
ing, but is an empty, vain Pretender. Amongst other childish, ridiculous 
& silly Passages in this Speech, he related a story that he said he had 
receiv'd from some Travellers concerning the Method of the French Plays 
& how they dress up their Players and Performers. 

Jan. 24 (Wed.). M r . Stephen Nicolls of Magdalen College told me 
last Night that his Brother, (who was formerly of Christ-Church, where 
he was Amanuensis to Bp. Fell) drew up the Chronology that is plac'd in 
the Margin of the Great Bible printed by Bp. Fell at the Theater, and that 
he was put upon it by the Bp. He added withall that the Bp. (notwith- 
standing his great Worth in other Respects) never took care to gratify his 
Brother with suitable Rewards for the cost trouble and Pains he was con- 
tinually at in serving his Lordship. 

Jan. 25 (Th.). Account of Galley-Half- Pence in Stow's Survey, 
p. 137. Leland quoted, ibid. p. 138. King Henry VIII. gave M ra . 
Cornwallis a noble House & some Tenements (all in London) only 

vol. ii, with directions. ' T shall be glad to know M r . Loveday's Christian 
Name, and whether he be Esq 1 ', that I may give him his true Title when I 
reprint the List.' 

Dr. Stratford. 
M r . Bridges. 

D r . Snape > London Minist 
M r . Brown ) 

D r . Deering Dean of Rippon. 

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because she had made & presented him fine Puddings. Ibid. p. 144. — In the 
time of Hen. VIII. most of the Buildings in London were made of Bricke 
and Timber, & stones were so cheap that a Man might have a Cart-load 
of them for paving brought to his Door for 6 d . or 7 d . with the Carriage. 

Jan. 27 (Sat.). There is come out a Vindication of D r . Sacheverell 
from the Stories in Bissett's Book. 'Tis done by way of Dialogue. But 
it is far from being satisfactory. ' Indeed several of the Matters of Fact 
charg'd upon the D r . are too true. — D r . Kennett has printed his Latin 
sermon preach'd before the present Convocation. 'Tis in 4 to . At the 
10 End a Catalogue of some Lat. Sermons before the Convocation seculo 
reformato habitae. 

Jan. 28 (Sun.). Langbain's Coll. Vol. V. p. 56. to be consulted. 

Jan. 29 (Mon.). The Dutchess of Somersett is made Groom of the 
Stole, first Lady of the Bed-Chamber, and Lady of the Wardrobe in room 
of the Dutchess of Marlb. and M rs . Masham is made Keeper of the 

Jan. 27. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 26). Thanks for three letters and 
present. Dr. Hickes sends 4s. for vol. ii ; his subscribing was to be a secret to 
Dr. Charlett. Hopes Dr. Jenkin will have procured a subscription from Lord 
Weymouth. Dr. Jenkin thanks H. for offer of assistance from Bodley, but 
does not design an ed. of Clemens. He had the misfortune to break his leg on 
St. John's day, but is now almost well again. ' The D. of W. is putting out 
his Xtian Priesthood in 2 vol: w th a very large Appendix, in w ch among other 
things will be published Is. Casaubon de Libertate Ecclesiastica, w ch for want 
of a better hand is translated by me, tho' I do not intend it shall be known/ 
Sorry the Oxford Press suffers by Dr. Aldrich's death. ' It is now talk't here 
y* D r . Smalridge is to succeed him, because it seems y e University likes him 
best, but then y e Deanery must be kept voyd, till something better fall for D r . 

Jas. Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 138). Has paid to Mr. H. Clements 
1 2s. for the three Lelands. Urges H. to finish Leland's Itin. as soon 
as possible. The longer it is doing, the more hazard there is of deaths of 
subscribers, which will render sets broken ; witness the death of the Serjeant- 
Surgeon and the Dean of Ch. Ch. 

Jan. 30. H. to Robert Knaplock. [Not sent ; 65 a is a rough draft of 
the same.] (Rawl. 39. 66.) Will supply three copies of Leland vols, i and ii ; 
5s. a copy to be paid for vol. i, the price of which H. is obliged to raise that 
subscribers may have advantage, and the rest to be at subscription price. 

H. to Jonah Bowyer. [Draft.] (Rawl. 359. 6b.) Please send speedy 
orders for the delivery of the three copies of Leland vol. ii subscribed 
for, and for payment. 

H. to Jas. Wright. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 65c.) 'Sir, You are the 
only Gentleman that has made any Objection against the method I have 
taken of publishing M r . Leland's Itinerary. This you did first here in Oxford, 
insinuating at the same time that I had imposed upon the Buyers. Now you 
renew it in your last Letter ; & indeed it does not a little surprize me. I have 
been so far from imposing upon any one that I have given away my Time and 
Pains without one Penny of Gain. I never sollicited any one to subscribe, but 
left him intirely to his own Discretion and Judgment; & I sincerely declare 
unto you that I shall look upon and take it as a great Favour if any Gentleman 
upon Dislike of the Book will return me each Volume back again, for which I 
will allow him the full Price he gave for it, be at the Charge of Carriage, and 
be ready to pay him my thanks and acknowledgmts upon the first occasion. 

Jan. 25-Feb. 2.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 34-39. 

Jan. 31 (Wed.). This Day at g in the Morning was a Convocation in 
w cu a Letter was read that one M r . Ellis Gent. Commoner of Jesus might 
have the Degree of Bach, of Law. 'Twas deny'd by a Majority only of one 
Vote. — 8°. C. 632. Line. Bede's Eccl. History, pr. at Lovain 1566. in w cn 
are divers notes added by a learned Hand in the Margin taken from a MS*. 

Feb. 1 (Th.). There is published a Dialogue between D r . Sacheverell 
and M r . Bissett, for the use of such as talk Billingsgate. 

Feb. 2 (Fri.). Candlemass-Day. On Wednesday last came to the 
Bodlejan Library some Venetians. I talk'd with one of them above an 
hour that day, and almost two Hours the next. He was very inquisitive 10 
concerning our English Writers, especially such as have been, and are 
noted for publishing Books of true Learning. He shew'd more respect 
to such as had written on Philological Subjects, and had not meddled 
with the Church of Rome. He desired to see D r . Hudson's Thucydides, 
Dionysius Hal. & his Lesser Geographers. I shew'd him all of them. 
He said M r . Dodwell bore a great character in Italy, and he was pleas'd 
to speak better of the Writer of these Matters than he can in Modesty 
allow of. He wonder'd 1 that D r . Hudson when he put out his Books 

And now, Sir, as I esteem you to be my hearty Friend, so I earnestly desire 
that if either your self or the other Excellent Gentlemen that you have pro- 
'cur'd Copies for shall shew any the least Backwardness in purchasing the 
remaining Volumes, you would be pleas'd to return me the Copies you & 
they have already, and I will order the full Price to be paid back again. I 
make this farther Request that if you are unwilling to pay for the Postage of 
any Letter I may have occasion to write to you (tho' I will endeavour to create 
as little trouble as I can in that particular) you would deduct it from the 
Money that may possibly hereafter become due from you to me. I have 
received several Letters from divers Worthy and Learned Persons who all 
unanimously approve of my Method ; and I did not doubt 'till now of your 
Concurrence, tho' I began to suspect it by your word impeseing w n you was 
last in Oxon. I am sure my Method is the best way to prevent the Invasion 
of the Pirates, who will not be easily drawn to attempt this Work when it is 
fili'd with such Variety and drawn out to such a Length as will not be likely to 
answer the Expectations they might raise of a shorter Performance. I have 
written freely to you, & hope you will pardon me for it.' 

Jan. 31. H. to Knaploek. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 65 c.) Sorry that he is 
not in a capacity of supplying K. with Leland i and ii. Mr. Clements has but 
two copies left of each vol. ; he asks about js. apiece. Suggests an application 
to Thwaites, who had six copies, and (as far as H. knows) has only parted with 
a single copy of vol. i — to Mr. G. Bernard, since deceased. 

Feb. 1. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 67). Wants Leland vols, i and ii for an 
acquaintance. Has been ordered by the R. S. to thank Dr. Hudson for the 
paper of Mr. Greaves cone, some things he saw in Egypt. ' I have an imper- 
fect book of that Country printed I suppose at Oxford in Arabick & translated 
into Latin. 'Tis some sheets in 8°. without the end. It was wrote after 1590. 
by one I think called Abdalotiphus who had travelled thro Syria & I take it 
is the same book said to be in the Bodleian Library of the naturall history of 
iEgypt. Tho there be not many remarkable things in it, yet I would be glad 
to have it perfected. I formerly spoke to D r . Hyde to have it translated & 
perhaps he had gone this length in it.' Will send a catalogue of some duplicates. 

1 He need not have wonder'd. D r . Hudson is not able to write Dissertations. And 
had not these Dissertations been in those Books, the Books would not have sold. 

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should get M r . Dodwcll to write Dissertations & not do it rather himself. 
He express'd the same Wonder with respect to other Books before or 
after w oh that Learned Gentleman's Dissertations appear. He spoke 
indifferently of M r . Thwaites for publishing Ephrsem Syrus without Latin, 
Preface & acknowledgment of his having receiv'd the Copy out of the 
Study of D r . Mill. He inquired after Milles's Cyrill. He said 'twas a 
Beautifull Edition, but shew'd great Resentment for his Ingratitude in 
not owning that the Indexs's were drawn up by me. He was curious in 
looking over the Monasticon, & spoke honourably of the Compilers of 

10 that noble Work, as he did of D r . Gale for his English Writers printed at 
y e Theater. He also express'd the same Honour for the Publishers of 
the decern Scriptores. He spoke extremely well of the late D r . Thomas 
Smith, w c]l I wonder'd at, because the D r . has several times written 
severely against the Papists. He often ask'd about the learned M r . John 
Gravius (Greaves) a List of whose Works I at last shew'd him. I thought 
at first he had meant Grabius (or Grabe). But indeed he did not seem to 
have a very good opinion of him. I shew'd him, at his Request, a Cata- 
logue of some of the Writeings of D r . Lloyd Bp. of Worcester, & express'd 
the English Titles to him in Latin. He hearken'd with attention, but 

20 said nothing of him, except this that he took him to be an unsettled 
Writer, & easily drawn to alter his opinion. He inquir'd much after the 
Alexandrian Copy of the Septuagint, but said not one word of D r . Grabe's 
Performance. He inquir'd after D r . Potter's Lycophron, but said nothing 
of Clemens. He was desirous to know of what Family the Present 
ArchbP. of Canterbury is sprung, & ask'd concerning some other Par- 
ticulars of that kind. They brought Letters of Recommendation from 
D r . Cockburn, the Scotch-Man, some of w ch were for D r . Charlett. They 
had others from the Chancellor for the Vice-Chancellor and D r . Turner. 
The superscription for D r . Turner they shew'd me. They had also 

30 Letters for M r . Alsop of Christ-Church. 'Tis said two of them were of 
the Chief Family in Venice, & that one of them is design'd to be an 
ArchbP. But all of them look'd more like German Troopers than Noble 
Men. Yet D r . Charlett (as his way is) bragg'd much of them ; & 'tis well 
known how often he has been impos'd upon. 

Feb. 3 (Sat.). On Thursd. last I din'd with Sir Philip Sydenham. 
None else was there but M r . John Caswell the Savilian Professor of 
Astronomy. After Dinner a word or two being spoke concerning the 
Camisard Prophets, M r . Caswell discours'd in their behalf about an hour 
and an half, in a strange, enthusiastical Manner. This he does frequently, 
40 to the no small Trouble of his Friends who for this reason avoid his 
Company as a craz'd, whimsical or at least deluded Man. 

Feb. 4 (Sun.). M r . Hughes of Jesus Coll. Cambridge died lately. He 
was a learned Man, & publish'd Chrysostome de Sacerdotio in Gr. & 
Lat. before w cl1 he has an Excellent Preface. 

Feb. 5 (Mon.). Account of Consecration of Bells and other things of 
that nature in Joshua Stopford's Pagano-Papismus. 8°. C. 341. Line. 

Feb. 6 (Tu.). Harrington, that continu'd Godwin of Bp s , was Godson 

Feb. 6. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 89). Has lodged with Edw. Franck, 

Feb. 2-14.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 39-49. 

to Queen Eliz. He was a Courtier, but a rigid Puritan. He was bred 
up at Cambridg, where he was A.M. He had very mean Learning, and 
little Judgment, as plainly appears from his Book, which is stuffd with 
idle, ridiculous Stories. 

Feb. 7 (Wed.). 8°. C. 220. Line. Lexicon Homericum, seu accurata 
vocabulorum omnium qua? in Homero continentur, explanatio. Par. 

Feb. 8 (Th.). For understanding M r . Thoresby's Yorkshire Anti- 
quities last sent to me, see Leland's Itin. Vol. 3. f. 5. — The Life of 
Hen. II in Speed's Chronicle was written by Doctor Barkham, in opposi- 10 
tion, or rather to suppress the same Life written by one M r . Boulton a 
Roman Catholick, who did too much favour the haughty Carriage of 
Thomas of Becket. Poor M r . Draper had a principal hand in composing 
and collecting all together. So in a small anonymous Book call'd The 
Surfeit to A. B. C. Lond. 1656. p. 22. Quaere more about this, & 
whether what he says of Draper be to be understood only of the Life of 
Hen. II. or of all Speed's Chron. ? — A Brass-Pot found, full of Roman 
Money. Leland's Itin. Vol. 3. pag. 4. 

Feb. 9 (Fri.). D r . Aldrich printed at the Theater the Ilia. Satyr of 
the II d . Book of Horace just as he thought it should be. 'Tis in 9 20 
Pages 8™. My L<*. Strathallern of Christ Ch. has a Copy of it, and I 
have seen it. There were not above 12 Copies printed. 

Feb. 10 (Sat.). The Bp. of Salisbury having brought an Action of 
Scandalum Magnatum against one Nash, an Apothecary of Sarum, for 
saying that his L d ship preach'd Lyes; the Matter has been try'd, & 
tho' there was only one Evidence, and that an Anabaptist Teacher, an 
illiterate, silly, base Fellow, yet 'twas given in behalf of the Bp., and 100 
lifts damage assign'd him. 

Feb. 14 (Wed.). About Baptizing in old time in Wells. See M r . 

of Watling St. (who will also receive and pay for successive vols, of Leland), 
40 old coins of different sizes found at Coningsbrough. 

Feb. 10. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 100). Will subscribe for 12 
copies of subsequent vols, of Leland, and take the loss (if any) upon himself. 
Did a letter written to Dr. King some time since reach him ? 1 They have in 
Merton Coll. the Remains of Friar Bacon. Did he first observe the inclina- 
tion of iron, touched with the loadstone, to the North Pole ; and did he apply 
this to the service of sailors, and contrive the mariner's compass ? I wonder 
y e Keeper of your Musaeum should put a Slight upon y e Fossils that I offerd 
to present to y e University. You shall be made sensible y* they were very 
considerable. Pray inquire into y e Bottom of y* Affair. I have Reasons to 
believe that D r . Thorpe, who is a small Agent of D r . Sloanes, has been doing 
ill Offices. For my own Part I had no other End in y* Offer than a Respect 
to the University : & I should not have offerd a Collection y* was not well 
worth Acceptance.' Will be glad to see Batteley's Account of his Antiquities, 
and Mr. Thwaites' account of the Saxon coins (H.'s Account of Antiquities, 
p. 87). 

Feb. 13. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 27). Sends names of five new sub- 
scribers to Leland — Col. Finch, Mr. Hawes (one of our deprived clergy), Lord 
Weymouth, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Harbin. Mr. Laughton intends to present 
his set to his College Library, when he has done with it. 

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Dodesworths Coll. MSS. vol. 147. fol. 140. b. — Three or four Days 
ago M r . Rich d . Duke, Rector of Witney, dy'd of an Apoplexy. He was 
an ingenious Man. 

Feb. 15 (Th.). They have in Corpus Christi College Library the 39 
Articles in English pr. by Jugg and Cawood. Lond. 1571. — They are 
printing D r . Beverege's Exposition upon the XXXIX. Articles at London. 
The Exposition upon the first was printed at the Theater, for which the 
Bookseller has not yet paid. The Bookseller had agreed to print 
all there, but fail'd. The II d . & Third Articles are done, and are at 

10 Bookseller's. D r . Hickes and divers besides say this Work (being very 
imperfect and full of Faults) ought not to be publish'd. — ArchbP. Laud's 
own Hand-Writing in a Loose-Paper in the Hortus Hyemalis, Arch. Seld. 
B. That Paper ought to be pasted to the Book, and carefully preserv'd, 
It being the first that ever I saw of the ArchbP.' s Writing ; at least I 
cannot be positive that 'twas his own Writing, if I ever saw any before. 
But that this is his own Writing is attested by M r . Selden in the same 
Paper. ' When M r . Bennett of Colchester was in Town he desir'd might- 
ily, that I would shew him the Archbp.'s Writing. But I could not 
satisfy him then. He also desir'd to see ArchbP. Usher's own Hand 

20 Writing. I immediately gratify'd him, we having a great deal of it. I 
must remember to show the said Hortus Hyemalis, which is a thick Folio, 
to M r . Dyer of Oriel, who is a Man of great Modesty and of exquisite 
Skill in these Studies. It has most if not all the Plants in the Catalogue 
of the Garden at Leyden. The Collector has taken a prodigious deal of 
Pains, & fixt each Plant upon the Leaf with great Exactness. These 
Specimens are all taken from the Trees or Roots themselves, and fasten'd 
with Past. — John Dee's own Hand Writing in Arch. Seld. B. 8. This 
Book I left off at, and must take time to look it over. 

Feb. 16 (Fri.). The Ancient Form of Bidding Prayer is printed by 
3° M r . Wharton in the Appendix to his Specimen of Errors in Burnett's 
History, pag. 166. — 8°. A. 132. Line, is a Sallust which belong'd to 
D r . Bernard. It has a good Number of Lections taken from excellent 
MSS. They are written in the Margin, & should have been sent to M r . 
Wasse. — 8°. A. 46. 1 Line. A Review of some short Directions formerly 
printed, for Performance of Cathedral Service, with many usefull Additions 
according to the Common Prayer Book, as it is now established. Oxon. 

Feb. 16. W. Brome to H. (Rawl. 3. 126). Has desired Urry to pay 205. 
for the five copies of Leland ii. Suggests that the Cygnea Cantio should be 
added to one of the vols, yet to be printed. H.'s happy emendation of the 
etymon of Alchester reminds him of 'a rarity I have by me viz* a Gold coyn a 
most beautyfull piece & well preserved ; the Legend about the head is imp. c. 
allectvs p. F. avg. fy. pax avg. whether the best collection in Europe can 
shew the like is more than I know, I never heard of any beside this, which is 
indubitable.' Sir A. Fountaine should be acquainted with it. Has Mr. Hall 
published Vol. Script. Hist. Angl. 3™. ab H. 3 ad Hen. IV ? Wishes to have 
two large-paper copies of Hudson's Geographers vol. iii ; is Dionysius among 
them ? ' Tis the opinion of the learned that Clemens Alexandrinus requires 

1 [76. (Dr. Bliss.)] 

Feb. 14-17.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 49-61. 


1664. the second Impression. The Author M r . Ed. Loe of Christ-Church. 
This Author I do not find mention'd by Ant. a Wood 1 . — 8°. A. 54. 
Line. Cor. Celsus de re Medica. 'Tis collated throughout with a MS. 
The Lections are written in the Margin, & should have been communi- 
cated to Almeloveen when he was ah*, his Edition. 

Feb. 17 (Sat.). To be look'd over very carefully at some time or other 
. Agri Patavini Inscriptiones Sacrae & Prophanae, publish'd by Jacobus 
Salomonius. They stand C. 16. 3. Line. — M r . Duke, Rector of Witney, 
died this day Sennight 2 . He went to bed well, and was found next 
Morning dead in his Bed. D r . Friend, II d . Master of Westminster 10 
Schoole, is made Rector in his Roome, and one M r . Baynes, formerly of 
Christ-Church (of which D r . Friend had been Student and some Years 
since Head-Proctor) is made Prebendary of Gloucester, w cn Duke also 
in joy 'd. Witney is worth about 600 libs, per annum & Glouc. about 100 
libs. D r . Friend preach'd on y e 30 th Jan. last before y e House of 
Commons. His Sermon is printed, & is well penn'd. — Sir Charles 
Hedges gave M r . Maundrel's Travells freely to the University, and there 
have been 2 Impressions of them, being handsomly written. A certain 
Friend of mine, who by marriage is related to S r . Charles, desir'd that he 
would send M r . Maundrels Inscriptions & some other Improvements, w ct 26 
it seems he has, that there might be a 3 d . Impression. S r . Ch. returned 
this Answer, that he could not comply with the Request, the University 
having not sent him so much as one Copy for his former Present. W ct is 
a great Omission ; but certainly ought not to be imputed to that Great 
Man D r . Aldrich deceas'd, who overlooked the Impression, but to some 
other Hungry, ungratefull Managers of our Press, for y e Honour of which 
they have no manner of Regard. — Two Coyns of Brass [of Vespasian 
and Constantius] shew'd me by M r . Rawlinsonof S*. John's: ... — A few 
Days before Sir Philip Sydenham left Oxford, he sent for me by one of 
his Servants, who told me his Master must needs speask with me as soon 3° 
as possibly I could. I was then at Dinner in our Hall-Buttery, but sent 
word I would wait upon Sir Philip very speedily. As soon as I had din'd 
I went to him at his Lodgings at M r . Ives the Apothecarie's. When I 
came in, says Sir Philip, smiling all the time, M r . Hearne I am sorry 1 
have put you to this trouble ; but the occasion is a thing which concerns 

an excellent Scholar to put it out, & for ought I know, did D 1 '. Potters eyes 
serve him, he is equal to the undertaking, & if so I am sorry it sticks ... I 
must beg one favor of you that when you come to Herefordshire in the Itine- 
rary you will order what relates to our County to be printed supernumerary 
< which perhaps may not take up above on Sheet of Paper) & send it along with 
the v copies of that vol. of Leland. I am a little ashamed to send you such a 
slovingly letter.' 

Feb. 17. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 28). Mr. Harbin desires that only his 
initials G. H. may be put down in the list of subscribers. Sorry Mr. Wilkin 
has not yet ordered Mr. Whistler to pay for his two copies. H. will oblige 
him as much in denying, as in granting, any further subscriptions. Will gladly 
pay for his five subscribers in advance. 

1 [Loe & his Book are mentioned in Fasti 1. 324, 5. ed. 4 0 . (Dr. Bliss.)] V 

2 Sat. Febr. 10. 




your self. The Life of Anthony a Wood is just printed at the Theater in 3 
sheets in Folio, and JD r . Charlett told me this Morning {he being then in a 
very good Humour) that you did it, as he believ'd. And the reason (adds 
Sir Phil.) why the D r . surmisd so was this, namely that 'tis like your 
lurking Temper. Sir Philip, said I, what you report is a very great Sur- 
prise. I never heard a tittle be/ore of Ant. a Wood's Life being printed. 
All I know of the Matter is this, that some time agoe M r . Adams of Christ- 
Church told me in the Anatomy- School {he having then Strangers with him) 
that Ant. a Wood's Life was writing and would be printed: and he added 

10 this particular, that he writ half of his Book in his Church-Yard, meaning 
Binsey. But, continu'd I, if any such thing be printed it must be done by 
M r . Rawlinson of St. fohns; tho 1 after all I believe it to be a Banter. I 
left Sir Philip, and heard no more of the Matter, 'till 3 or four Days agoe, 
when M r . Lichfield came to the Library for a Copy of Leland's Itin. for 
M r . Hawes a Non-Juror. I told him I heard Ant. a Wood's Life was 
printed at his Press (for, notwithstanding what Sir Phil, said, I was sure 
it could not be done at y e Theater) in 3 Sheets in folio. His Life, says 
M r . Lichf. ! 'tis true I printed a Sheet and half in 8 V0 . which is call'd his 
Life, and 'twas done by M r . Rawlinson a Young Gent, of St. John's, but 

20 'tis far from being done well, and indeed I was unwilling to print it. 
However he prevail'd with me to do it, tho' some things he alter'd upon 
my Suggestion, and other Things were omitted (particularly the whole 
Proceedings in y e Court when Anthony was prosecuted, w ct he had 
procur'd from one y* had been then Proctor of the Court, & would have 
had printed) & tho' I printed it yet I would not let it be specify'd that 
'twas done at my Press, but put it at y e Beginning London printed. MX 
Lichfield (said I) I am intimately acquainted with M r . Rawlinson, & I 
wonder he should never say a Word to me about this Design. I would 
have advis'd him against it. For 'tis certain nothing can be said in Justi- 

30 fication of Anthony's Abuse of a great Number of Excell*. P r sons. 
Besides he was a Man of no good Learning & was without Judgm*. All 
y* can be said of him is that he was a Man of prodigious Industry. I 
told him further yt D r . Wood had writ his Life well enough in the III d . 
vol. of y e Geographical & Historical Dictionary, & that I myself had said 
as much as need be said of him in my Discourse at the End of the II d . 
Vol. of Leland. Besides, said I, M r . Rawlinson is a Young Gentleman 
of good Hopes, of an Honest Worthy Family, and to pretend to write 
fully of the Life of Anthony will do him great Disservice, & render him 
odious, especially if he happen to alleviate the Crime for which he was 

40 expell'd by the University. M r . Lichfield acknowledg'd what I said to 
be just, and so, after some other particulars of y e same nature, we parted. 
— This Morning I saw M r . Rawlinson who us'd to come to me often, 
tho' he has not been with me very lately before. I ask'd him whether 
there was anything in y e Report. He deny'd it, & said he had neither 
written nor printed any such Thing, but said 'twas a Story of D r . Char- 
lett's. But I do not believe this Young Man, & begin to have a worse 
opinion of him than I have had. And I have this farther reason to dis- 
believe him (besides what I heard from Lichfield) viz. that the last time, 
before this, that I saw him he deny'd that he had any Acquaintance with, 

50 or ever went to D r . Charlett ; tho' I had receiv'd Information that he did 

Feb. 17-19.] 



go to him, & himself acknowledg'd it to me this Morning, & added that 
he had M r . Thwaites's Notes upon the Saxon Coyns from Charlett, w cn 
however he had formerly deny'd to me. Some other Tricks I have found 
him guilty of, which I wish he may leave, & make the Character good 
w° n I have published of him in print. I have inform'd him upon several 
occasions very freely of several particulars of our History, & writ him 
divers Memorials in a great many Sheets of Paper, out of my Note 
Books ; which I am afraid he will make but a bad use of by exposing 
them to D r . Charlett & other ignorant people. But being Young, I 
have reason to think he will learn more Discretion, & prove a good, 10 
honest \ & faithfull Friend hereafter. 

Feb. 19 (Mon.). Amongst Bp. Barkw's Pamphletts, C. 15. 2. Line, is 
one call'd Halifax Law translated to Oxon. pr. in 1648. It relates to the 
Visitation of the University of Oxon. particularly the Visitation of Brazen- 
Nose College. — In the Parish-Church of Dagenham in Com. Essex. On 
the MonunA of Judg Allibon. 

H. S. E. 

D. Richardus Alibon Eques Auratus | Vir ingenio, caeterisque Animi 
dotibus egregius, | Nec minus optimarum Artium institutis excultus | Juris 
Anglicani Prudentia simul et Praxi : | In Hospitio Legum Grajensi floren- 20 
tissimus | Sola meritorum laude Jacobo R. II 0 . notus : | Primo in ejusdem 
Advocatum, deinde in Banci Regij | Justitiarium ab eodem est cooptatus : [ 
Primus Romanae Fidei cultor | Qui & centum fere & quinquaginta Annis | 
Tanto Tribunali prcesiderat 2 | Qui dum hoc munere fungeretur | Ea justitiae 
& integritatis fama inclaruit | Adversus Potentes fortis & intrepidus | Erga 
Reos & Pauperes affabilis | Ut Hostes ejus infensissimi nihil in | eo repre- 
henderent | Praeter Religionem | Dum Patrio Regioque Juri asserendo | His 
Animi Dotibus instructus strenue incumberet | Morte ereptus est. | Mensis 
Augusti Die xxn I Salutis nostrae mdclxxxviii j iEtatis suae liii | Et requi- 
escit in Pace. | Dilectissimo Conjugi pariter dilecta conjux | D na . Barbara 30 
filia D ni . I Johannis Blakestone | Neptis Guilielmi Blakeston Equitis 
Aurati | De Gibside in Comitatu Dunelmensi [ Hoc Pietatis suae Monu- 
mentum | M. P. | 

Here lyes interr'd The Body of S r . Richard Alibon K nt . | A Person of 
extraordinary both natural & acquir'd Parts, Eminent | in the Knowledge & 
Practice of the Law. Of the Honourable Society | of Grays Inn ; Re- 
commended only by his Merits to the Favour of King | James the Second ; 
To whom He was of Council learned in the Laws | And Advanced to be one 
of the Justices of the Court of Kings Bench | Being the first of the Roman 
Faith these 1 50 Years who had been call'd | to a Place of so high a Rank. 40 

Feb. 19. H. to the Bishop of Man. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 67.) Thanks 
for three Runic inscriptions communicated by Mr. Leigh. Suggests that the 
cross was erected by one Durulfe or Thurulfe to the memory of his mother, 
and the other two upon much the same occasions. The Bp. of Carlisle and 
Dr. Hickes should be consulted; and cf. Wormius' Litteratura Runica and 
Monumenta Danica. The figures upon the crosses probably have reference to 
the occupations, or methods of living, followed by the persons to whom they 
relate. Conjectures that these Runic monuments are of Christian Danes. 
Proposes to publish the inscriptions at the end of one of the vols, of Leland, if 
the Bp. think fit to give leave. 

1 And indeed he hath done so, & I find him now very honest, & I have a great 
Respect for him. Sept. 24. 171 2. 2 [Su.~] 


Which He discharg'd with so eminent | Justice & Integrity As gain'd him 
n general Love & Applaus. Whilst | His great Abilitys were thus imploy'd 
In a faithful Service of his | King & Country He happily ended this trans- 
itory Life. August 22 d . | Anno D ni . 1688. In the Year of his Age 53 may 
he rest in Peace | In honour to the Memory of his [sic] Dearest Husband 
was this Monum*. | of Greif and Conjugal affection erected by his no less 
dear Relict | Dame Barbara Alibon, who was Daughter to John | Blake- 
stone I Esq 1 '. & Grandaughter to S 1 *. W m . Blakestone | K nfc . of Gibside in 
the County of Durham. 

I0 Feb. 20 (Tu.). S r . Henry Spelman's Tract de Sepultura was written 
anno 1630. & printed at London 1641. 4 0 . 'Tis a most excels, learned 
Discourse, & plainly shews y e Illegality of Selling Graves in Churches & 
Church- Yards, & from Canons proves it to be Sacrilege & Simony. He 
is against Ministers taking extravagant Fees, tho' some Customs, such as 
Mortuaries, he is for. at the End one of the Saxon Laws upon this Subject 
is very well explain' d. 

Feb. 21 (Wed.). Account of a Roman Shield by M r . Thoresby in Phil. 
Transact. Vol. 20^. . . — For Cataloguing some Indian MSS. in the Bod- 
lejan Library must be consulted the Phil. Transact. Num. 46. . . — In y e 
20 same Trans. D r . Musgrave's Ace*, of the Gold piece found in Somerset- 
shire, \v clx 1 take to be an iEstel. — Num. 222. M r . Halley's Ace* of y e 
Chester Altar. . . The same Altar y fc M r . Brokesby writ to me about. 
'Tis in y e Custody of M r . Prescot. 'Tis printed too in D r . Leigh. Num. 
231. Account of two Roman Altars, with Notes & the Figures of them. 

Feb. 22 (Th.). Yesterday were elected in the Colleges (to whom the 
Rt. belongs) Proctors for the ensuing Year, viz. M r . Bradshaw (a vile 
Whigg, but a man of Parts) of New-Coil. & M r . Girdler of Wadham, a 
Young but honest Man. One M r . Whalley of Wadham was the Man 
30 talk'd of ; but I suppose he might decline it upon Account of Bradshaw's 
being a Whigg. Be that as it will, I do not find that Whalley has a very 
good Character amongst Men of true Honesty. I say true Honesty. For 

Feb. 21. Browne Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 16). Transmits a small grati- 
fication for H.'s kind present in sending his books, and all other favours. 

Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 67). 1 Three months ago I enclosed a Lett r 
for you to one of y e house of Lords (who gave me notice, he sent it 
accordingly) as I do this to a worthy mernb 1 of the House of Commons, to 
save you y e postage, I beg y e favour of an answer because til then I know not 
upon whose account to place y e 8 s . M r . Cav : Nevile (to w m pray my Ser- 
vice) ree'd for your use, it would save me 6 d . if you would please to get it 
franckd as you used to do. but however I shall be glad to hear from you w* 
way you please ; tho if it be before y e additional postage, the better, In my 
form 1 ' I design'd to oblige you by a larg acco* : of a Securis Lapidea found in 
Craven, w c<h I tho't would be acceptable, but by your long silence, suspect it 
was tedious to you.' ... 

Feb. 22. Jas. Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 139). ' Yours of y e 31 past came 
not to my hands till almost 3 weeks after y e Date. What I writ to you of the 
27 before, was not to direct your Proceedings, but onely to propose what I 
said, to your Consideration. My Chief (if not onely) Reason for what I pro- 
posed was for Expedition & Dispatch, in regard to y e Shortness & Uncertainty 
of Life. You are very much mistaken if you think that I, or any of my 

Feb. 19-23.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 73-53*. 


there are some Men, and that too a great Number who set up for Tories, 
Defenders & Supports of the Church, keep a great and extensive Corres- 
pondence by Letters, frequent Coffee-Houses and Common Rooms, & 
pretend to Manage Affairs of Moment, on purpose that they may seem 
considerable. Such is Whalley, a vain, empty, proud Fellow, of little or 
no Learning, & indeed void of parts. He has good Assurance, sets up 
for a cunning, contriving Man, is ambidexter upon occasion, a mighty 
Man for Sacheverell, smokes his pipe & casts a scornfull Look, keeps 
Intelligence with Trap & several others, drinks with old Lancaster the 
Smooth-booted Divine of Queen's, gives his opinion positively, tucks up io 
his gowne & talks ag*. Hoadly, Kennett & others of y* vile Stamp, tho' I 
see little Difference between him & them, & makes himself ridiculous & the 
Common Discourse of observing & serious Men. — Old Tennison of 
Canterbury has made M r . Adderly of All- Souls Sub- Warden of that Col- 
lege for the following Year, M r . Jones & M r . Chichely Bursers, and M r . 
Wills & M r . Littleton Deans, purely by way of opposition to y e Warden, 
who has been complemented (to his no small Grief) upon the occasion. 
Thus this ArchbP. does what He can to y e Disgrace of y e University & 
prejudice of y e College ; nor is he like to do much better (nay 'tis sup- 
pos'd he will doe worse) by Merton-College, which was some Years agoe 20 
the most flourishing College in Oxford & produc'd the best Scholars. 
And yet some Fellows mightily cry up this ArchbP.'s Conduct, amongst 
whom is that pragmatical, forward, conceited, silly, ignorant Fellow of 
S*. John's Coll. Rob. Watts, who yesterday spoke very extravagantly of 
the ArchbP., & compar'd him with, nay preferr'd him to, Laud, whose 
Name he did not care to hear, but sneer'd when 'twas mention'd. But 
this Watts being an illiterate vain Coxcomb, he is rather to be despis'd 
than heeded, & so I leave him. 

Feb. 23 (Fri.). Yesterday in a Convocation at 2 Clock D r . Brathwayt, 
our present Vice-Chancellor, was elected chief Curator of the Theater in 30 
room of D r . Aldrich deceas'd. — . . . 

Friends are weary of what is already publisht, wee are rather too Greedy of 
what is behind. I like your Additionals very well, especially that in y e last 
Vol. w ch relates to y e Antiquities in, & about, Oxford ; but I must needs say, 
I should have liked them n'ere the worse if they had been printed in a Vol. by 
themselues. You have oblig'd y e Publick sufficiently by your Laborious, 
Exact, & Accurate Edition of Leland ; & in my Opinion (perhaps I am 
singular & Erronious) The Work & Performance needs no Mantissa or 
Ouer-weight. But since you are desirous to giue your self y e unnecessary 
Labour of throwing that into y e Bargain, w ch is a Purchase it's self, Go on in 
your own Method : if you are pleased, I have no reason to be unsatisfyed. 
You need not make an Apology for that w ch deserves Thanks.' Francis Gwyn 
Esq., M.P. for Totnes, subscribes for a complete set of Leland ; Mr. Bromley's 
title to be rectified. 

Feb. 23. H. to Brome. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 68.) Urry has paid the 20s, 
Agrees with respect to the Cygnea Cantio. There is a gold coin of Allectus in 
Bodley with the same inscription, but on the reverse under the chariot is M.L. 
(' signifying, it may be, that 'twas of the London Coyn '). Sir A. Fountaine 1 is 
in London, & has been dangerously ill of a Consumption, but, I think, he is 
much better now, & I wish he may recover, & go on both with that and other 
usefull & curious works of the same kind, he being certainly equal to whatever 



[1711 : 

Feb. 25 (Sun.). Yesterday about four of the Clock in the Afternoon 
died the R e . Honbl 6 . the IA B rook, of University-College. He was little 
more than seventeen 1 Years of Age, and had not been enter'd in the 
University above four or five Months. 'Tis remarkable that in the Space 
of half a Year, three have died of this Noble Family, first his Father M r . 
G revile, next his Grand-Father (within a fortnight after) the Lord Brook, 
and now this Young Gentleman, who was carried off by a Feaver that 
held him for about a Fortnight or 3 Weeks together. The Honour and 
Estate comes to his Brother, Gentleman-Commoner of Wadham-College, 
10 a Young, debauch'd, rakish Man, but under the Care of an excellent 
Tutor M r . Willett, a Gentleman of great Integrity & a good Scholar. M r . 
Denison was Tutor to the deceas'd Nobleman of University. 

Feb. 26 (Mon.). B. 21. 1. Line. An Imperfect Book in old English 
Verse. It hath neither Beginning nor End, & some of the Leaves are 
wanting in other parts. It seems to be William Baldwyn's 2 Mirrour for 
princes, & so 'tis put down in y e Catalogue, I think from Ant. a Wood's 
Account. Baldwyn's Name occurrs often ; but 'twas not really written all 
by him, but 'tis a Collection from several Authors. Some Body at y e End 
has added this Note : This old peece seems to have been writ in Philip and 
20 Mary's Time by on Baldwyn and severall others that went for Poetts. — 'Tis 
look'd upon as a good, usefull Piece, as being writ well, & containing a 
great deal of English History. 

Feb. 27 (Tu.). Payne Fisher, Grand-Son of Sr. WX Fisher, & Sir 
Thomas Neale (K*) by his Wife Eliz. Sister to Sir Thomas Freke, &c. 
publish'd in 4 to . the Monuments in S*. Paul's Cathedral London. In the 
Ded. to which he mentions a Design he had of publishing the Monum ts . 
in all the Churches & Chapells of London. He was a vain, affected, silly 
Man. — B. 14. 11. Line. Celsus & Serenus, the Physitians, of Aldus 
Edition. In them several MSS. Notes. M r . Almeloveen should have had 
30 an Account of this Book. — About the Ancient Sacrifices, particularly 
their Brass Knives & Axes. See Jac. Chifnetius's Vesontio-Civitas p. 88. 
. . Ibid. p. 169. There is a remarkable Passage about the Antiquity of 
Brass Instruments. He notes y* all y e Military Arms of y e Ancients 
were of Brass. Goliah had an Helmet, Boots & Shield of Brass, Reg. 
lib. 1. c. 17. Alcseus the Poet mentions Brass Swords in Athenseus lib. 
14. c. ii. Afterwd 8 . (says Chiffletius) they came to use Iron, having lost 
the Manner of tempering Brass, & for this he quotes Proclus & Zetses the 

he shall undertake in that part of learning. 5 H. will acquaint him with B.'s 
coin. Mr. Hall only added the advt. of ' vol. iii ' to amuse the world. Diony- 
sius to be in Geographers vol. iii. Does not think Dr. Potter well qualified for 
Clemens, notwithstanding he be so much cried up by the Party. Will be 
glad of a short account of any mistake in Leland ; intends to print his 

1 He died in the 18 th Year. 

2 Another Book bearing the same Title was written by John Higens, & is com- 
mended by several Authors as excellently well written. This is now in the Hands of 
S r . Phil. Sydenham, as I learn'd March 28. 171 1. To consider the Difference between 
both. (I find our's in Bodley to be Higgins's & not Baldwin's.) 

Feb.25-March2.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 54*-70*. 

Interpreters of Hesiod. This happen'd thro' the Carelessness of y e 

Feb. 28 (Wed.). Dionysius who was Tully's Servant, & took care 
of his Library, stole a great many Books from him, of w cl1 Tully com- 
plains Epp. Fam. 1. xiii. n. 78. — Having rec'd a Letter on Monday last 
from M r . Needham in Cambridge, an ingenious, learned Gentleman, de- 
sireing an Account from me or D r . H. of the several Livings in the Gift 
of each College, I rec d . the said Account from three or four Colleges, & 
was promis'd yesterday by M r . Heyman Fellow of Merton an Account 
of those in the Gift of that College. I was accordingly with him to day 10 
after one Clock. I met with him in the Common-Room. He told me to 
go to the Warden of Merton. He carried me to the Warden himself. 
The Warden receiv'd me civilly enough, made me sit down, tho' first of 
all he examin'd me about y e Design. All my Design is to satisfy M r . 
Needham & therefore I shew'd him my Letter. When we had drunk , 
almost a small silver Cup of Ale, I took my leave of him, & went back to 
M r . Heyman, who retir'd to the Common-Room. There were none in 
the Common-Room but D r . King, M r . Heyman & M r . Abel, & M r . Hinde 
the Pettifogger of Water-Stoke. I was desir'd to smoke. That I refus'd. 
M r . Heyman desir'd me to let the Common-Room have a sight of my 20 
Letter. I did it. D r . King read it over at one of the Windows, retiring 
from the fire. He deliberated upon it. After he had done with it M r . 
Abel read it. I could not forbear smiling that so great Deliberation 
should be us'd about a Business of so little Moment. However I am 
promis'd an Account of their Livings to morrow, or at least an Answer ; 
for it seems they must consider farther about it, & accordingly I have left 
my Letter with them 'till that time that they may ruminate & study & tor- 
ment themselves. 

March. 1 (Th.). This day in the Afternoon I went to Merton-College 
for my Letter aforesaid, where I was receiv'd very civilly, & they have 30 
promis'd to write me out an Account of their Livings, & to deliver it into 
me speedily. The reason of their Caution I suppose is this, viz. that there 
being a great Difference in the Coll. between the Senior Fellows joyn'd 
with the Warden, and between the Junior Fellows, & the ArchbP. of 
Canterbury having decided it in favour of the Juniors (as indeed Justice 
requir'd) they thought an ill use might be made of the Information I de- 
sir'd ; whereas indeed there is not likely to be any bad use made of it, it 
being desir'd for a very good Intent. My Letter I have pasted at the 
End of this Book. — In Bodley amongst the Bp. of Lincoln's Books 
(A. 19. 13.) we have King Henry the Villi's. Institution of a X tian Man, 40 
printed at Lond. by Thomas Berthelet 1537. at the End of which is 
written the Form of the Oath of Supremacy that was taken by Stephen 
Gardiner Bp. of Winton & by some others. There is also written a Copy 
of a Letter of the University a.d. 1534. upon the same Subject. These 
Things will be of great Service to any one that shall be curious about our 
English Ecclesiastical History. — Galterus Oxcniofordensis Archidia- 
conus memoratur in Epistola Galfridi Monemutensis ad Inclytissimum 
Principem D num . Robertum Claudiocestriae Ducem. 

Mar. 2 (Fri.). This Morning a little before 7 Clock Foulk Grevil L<* 



[1711 : 

Brooke was convey'd in an Herse from University College to be interr'd 
amongst his Ancestors at Warwick. There was no solemnity in the 
College, nor had he any extraordinary Attendance. He was son of 
Francis Grevil Esq r . and Grandson of Fulk Grevil IA Brook. William 
Grevil Esq r . his Brother is now L d . Brooke. — Amongst others that have 
commended my publishing of Leland's Itinerary, is D r . Richard Mead a 
very ingenious & Learned Physitian & a man of great Practise & Reputa- 
tion in London. He is withall a good Antiquary. I never saw him in 
my Life, nor never kept any Correspondence with him ; but in a Letter to 

10 one of y e Students of X*. Church, an ingenious Man, he sent his service 
particularly to me, & desired him at y e same time to tell me y* 'twas the 
opinion both of himself and others y* the Book was very well done, & yt 
I ought to go on as I had begun. Sometime before a learned Barrister 
at Law reading over y e Preface to the first Volume, was pleas' d to say 
thus of it : The Author is Master of a good Rational Style, Sf he has said 
as much in ten lines as Harrington (meaning, I suppose, James Harrington; 
tho' how he come to mention him I know not) has said in all his Preface. 
These things I put down only for my own private Satisfaction. — A. 
17. 4. Line. Certeine Matters concerning the Realme of Scotland, com- 

20 posed together. Lond. 1603. in a thin Quarto. This Book has several 
Excellent and very remarkable Things in it fit to be noted by an Antiquary. 
— Just after y e Restauration they read their Prefaces in Sermons before 
they spoke the Prayer, an Instance of w cl1 in Sancroft's Sermon at y e 
Consecration of Bp. Cosins &c. pr. Lond. 1660. 4 0 . . . where immediately 
after his Preface & Division of y e Text he has printed his Prayer. 

March 3 (Sat.). Account of y e Burning of the Steeple of Olvestone 
Church in Gloucestersh, & of other Mischiefs done y e same time, See A. 
*j. 5. Line. 'Twas 28 Nov. 1606. — D r . AylifFe of New-College has 
written Notitia Academise Oxoniensis. He shew'd me a long Title, & 
30 says 'twill make about 7 or 8 Shifts price. 

March 3. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 90). Expects vol. ii of Leland on 
Saturday. ' S 1 * Andrew Fountaines designe is highly rationall, being founded 
on the undeniable supports of Original Coyns : w ch have given more insight 
into Julius Cesar's life, than all the books, writ without these, ever yet com- 
municated. As to any of y e English usages prior to the Trent-Councill, the 
Enquiry was purely made upon y e account of Duplicates, by reason of sundry 
additional benefactions y r Great Library frequently receives. In my last from 
the Gr : D 1 '. Hicks, he give's me leave to use his name to y u about books of 
this nature.' 

Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 101). ' M r . Gale, visiting me a few 
Dayes ago, acquainted me he had a Transcript, of (I think) 4 of y e first 
Volums of Lelands Itinerary, y* was antient, fairly wrote, & had more in it 
than that w ch you print after. I requested that you might see it ; which, with 
his usual Frankness, he readyly granted. That indeed is no more than any 
Gentleman would do to one that will turn it to so good Use as you will. If 
you desire it, I will procure it for you. Pray be mindfull of my Message to 
D r . King : &, if you light upon any Thing relating to Fryar Bacons Magnetical 
Studyes, please to let me know. I know D r . Lancaster too well to doubt of 
y e Character you give of him. But yet Fm sure he received my Offer w th 
much real Civilitye, & many Acknowledgments. The Thing stuck certainly 
w th M r . Parry; who was appointed to come & receive them. I am intirely a 

March 2-5.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 70^-82. 

March 4 (Sun.). Yesterday I look'd over a Book in 8 V0 . call'd the 
Antiquities of Westminster Abbey, publish' d by J. C. (that is John Crul)- 
Fellow of the Royal Society. There are the Cuts in it of a great Many 
of the Monuments, but most wretchedly done. The Inscriptions are also 
most faultily taken. I did not read one but what had most gross typo- 
graphical Errors. I am told that Crul died before 'twas half printed. 
But 'tis as faulty at y e Beginning. The Author of y e Preface says great 
Care has been taken about them, & speaks but slightly of what had been 
done before, even Camden's Performance he seems to contemn, & in- 
sinuates y* he was not y e Author of it. But this is boldly & ignorantly io 
done of him, on purpose to raise the value of this new Book,- w cl1 is cer- 
tainly worse than any, and Camdens (for 'tis most certainly his) will always 
be esteem'd by Men of Learning & Judgment. So will Stowe's & Weever's, 
& Mr. Kemp's too : tho' I think M r . Kemp had not so great a Genius 
this way. This M r . Kemp I am told was Gentleman-Commoner of New 
In Hall. M r . Hinton Chaplain of Corpus remembers him. This Crull 
has publish'd several other little, trivial, slight things, of no Authority. 

March 5 (Mon.). M r . Clavering of University College his Letter to 
M r . Allen about his (M r . Allen's) Year of Grace : 

S r , — I was not negligent in your Business which I acquainted the Master 2 o 
with upon the Receipt of your first Letter ; but the Proposal of it has been 
omitted 'till I receiv'd your last, w ch made me press it very much. We have 
had two Debates about it, in both which the Majority were against your year 
of Grace ; because, as they said, you had abus'd the whole College and every 
particular Person in it. And they say they are resolv'd to deny you this Favour 
unless you make Satisfaction by an express Acknowledgment of your Abuses 
and beg pardon for 'em. Thus Matters stand at present, and I don't forsee 
when they will alter for the better. I desire your Answer to this and shall be 
ready to execute what you shal direct. I am (Dear S r .) 

Your very humble Serv*, 30 
Univ rs . Coll. Rob*. Clavering. 

Decemb 1 ' the 13 th . 1710. 

Stranger to M r . Parry : & therfore suspect D r . Thorpe, he being a small 
Agent of D r . Sloanes, who I am wont now & then to laugh at, for w cl1 he bears 
me a most implacable Malice.' 

March 4. H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 38). ' On the 22 d Jan. last I sent 
you by the Windsor-Carrier 4 Copies of the II d Volume of Leland's Itin. I 
am concern'd about the Fate of them. The Carrier surpriz'd me a Week 
after I sent them by telling me that they were lying at Bray- Wick, where, he 
said, he was forc'd to lodge them because M rs . Cherry would not pay Carriage. 
The reason of her Refusal he said was, because Carriage paid was written on 
the Cover. He added that 'twas written by my own Hand. I do not remem- 
ber that ever I writ any such thing. If I did 'tis likely I specify'd it in my 
Letter to you. The Carrier himself cannot read, nor was he at home when 
I left them at his House. I deliver'd them to his Wife, who can both read 
and write, and 'tis likely if any such thing had been written upon the Cover, 
she would have perceiv'd it, and not have receiv'd the Parcel without the 
Money : and the rather so because I told her several times then that 'twas 
not paid for. However after all, considering I was then in a Hurry in send- 
ing away other Parcels, I might mistake ; and therefore I took the whole Blame 
upon my self, and paid the Carrier six pence as soon as he told me the matter. 
He promis'd at the same time he would give orders that the Smith should 



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This Copy I took from the Original March 5 th . i^Jf 4 anc * the reason 
of my putting it down is on purpose to give Satisfaction to such as shall 
be hereafter Inquisitive about the affairs of this Coll. It must be observ'd 
that the Favour deny'd is a common Favour, what had been always 
granted in y e College, even for a Year and half, two Years or more, & to 
some that are well known to be married. The Partiality is strange & 
extraordinary. They accuse him of Abuses, without mentioning so much 
as one Particular Abuse. M r . Allen offers to stand to and defend what- 
ever he said when it shall be heard before the proper Visitors ; nay he 

10 will then allege abundance more, & if it be possible, make his accusers 
all asham'd of themselves. I must farther note that M r . Allen in comply- 
ance to the Custom of having a Year or more of Grace has been very 
much out of Pocket, by contributing to the Allowance out of his Share of 
the Fines, Dividends &c. so y* if they should grant the Favour he asks he 
will not receive enough to answer his Losses by y e said Contributions. 
He came to Town last Week out of Kent (where he has a Parsonage) on 
purpose to answer to the pretended Accusations, & he staid here 'till this 
Morning (March 5 th .) with that Design ; but nothing has been brought in 
against him, altho' he gave them notice two or three Days before of his 

20 being oblig'd to return at this time, upon account of the dangerous Illness 
of his Mother. 

M r . William Smith late Fellow of that College after he had above a 
Year and half's Grace, (tho' publickly known to be married several Years, 
& had a Child by his Wife kept at Windsor) upon Account of a Living, 
(inconsistent with his Fellowship,) given him by the College, ask'd three 
Years at least more, w cn had certainly been granted him, unless M r . Allen 
had most vigorously oppos'd the Request, the Master not daring to appear 
at any meeting about it, but always going out of the way as M r . Allen 
desir'd him since he did not think fit to appear upon such occasions him- 
3° self ; Mr. Allen by this means being to act as Senior in his stead. Mr. 1 
Nevil late Fellow had a Year and Quarter's Grace after an Estate of about 
a thousand libs per annum was fallen to him. There was no opposition 
upon that Account. M r . Greenwood had a Year's Grace, after he had 
a Parsonage of above 200 libs, per annum. w ch is the more remarkable 
because a Bastard-Child was laid to him much about the time the Living 
fell to him by Brown the Coffee-man's Daughter, of w cn he never very 2 
well clear'd himself. — Amongst D r . Marshall's Books (Num. 42.) we 

deliver them for you per first. A III d Volume is very forward in the press, 
and I wish I could hear something from you before it be fmish'd. I long to 
see M r . DodwelPs new Books about Incense & the Schism. I hope M r . 
Brokesby will favour me with a Copy of his Excellent Observations after a 
Review of the Papers I return'd him. Will M r . Dodwell never honour us 
again with his Presence ? I long to be at Shottesbrook ; but am confm'd. 5 

1 John. 

2 I am told by a very Reverend & Worthy Man that this is false, and that M r . 
Greenwood clear'd himself very well, & that moreover 'twas all a piece of Villany 
carried on to do him a Mischief & blast his Reputation. N.B. I believe, & am afraid, 
that he was y e true Father of the Child. To my own Knowledge he was very great 
with her. 

March 5.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 82-96. 12,7 

have Meursius's Glossarium Graeco-Barbarum, with a Great Number of 
MSS. Notes, w cn would have been of great Service to Du-Fresne in his 
Greek Glossary. — A. 1. 10. Line. Bartholomei de Chaymis Interroga- 
torium seu Confessionale perutile &c. Mog. 1478. To be carefully 
consider'd & look'd over by M r . Bagford. — This morning 1 at nine 
Clock was a Convocation in w cn a Letter from the Chancellor was read 
that M r . Theophilus Dorrington a Reverend Divine might have the 
Degree of Master of Arts conferred upon him, w cn was granted nemine 
contradicente. He was once a Presbyterian; but afterwards he left 
them, & writ in Defence of the Church of England against them. He 10 
had rec d . no Education either at Oxon or at Cambridge, but being a 
very pious, worthy man, & having done eminent Service to Religion 
both by Preaching, Writing & Practice, and having given six Volumes 
of his Works in 8 V0 . to the Bodlejan Library about a Week agoe, 
''twould have been ungratefull & base to have deny'd him. And 
yet divers of our forward Members in Oxford endeavour'd it, & would 
have been open if they could have rais'd a Majority or indeed any con- 
siderable Number. Just before the Convocation D r . Foulks 2 of Jesus 
Coll. & S r . Thomas Seabright (his Pupil, who had his Master of Arts 
Degree given him 2 or 3 Years agoe, by w cn he has done some Mischief) 20 
with two or three other Masters of Jesus College came up to the Library 
on purpose to see M r . Dorrington' s Books. As soon as S r . Thomas saw 
them (for I brought them to him) and is this (says he) the mighty perform- 
ance. Any one may write such Books. In my conscience however he is a 
brave laborious painfull Man. He is a Man of Pains : a Man, on my 
word, of true Payns. This he spoke sneeringly and by way of derision 
and Contempt. But notwithstanding that neither he nor Foulks nor any 
one else pretended to oppose his Degree, w cn was granted to the Credit 
of the University. D r . Charlett went out of Town on purpose that he 
might not be present. — 30 

Out of M r . John Greaves's MSS. Papers in the Savilian Study. 



This was found in a Vigna fuordi Pia Strada. The Urne was a Square 
Stone hollow, with an handsome Stone on the Top Js, thus. 

The Vatican Library is open from the io ih or 12 th of October St. novo 
to the 24 th of June Stylo novo, 2 Hours or 3 every Morning an Houre after 
Day, unless upon Thursdays and Feasts. — The Inscr. of the Aguglia at the 
Porta Populi : . . . — The Inscription at the Entrance of the Duke's Library at 
S*. Lorenzo, where you enter an admirable Stair-Case not quite finish'd. ... 40 
Within the Library at the farther End is this Inscription : . . . 

These Inscriptions I writ out of Stones upon the Sepulchers of the Saints 
in Crypta S tt . Calixti, which were found after Bosius writ his Booke de Roma 
Subterranea. At the Head of the Martyrs the Christians made without upon 
the. Plaister the Sign of the Palm (one of which I brought with me.) In 
some Places you have a great Palme, which is conceiv'd to have been for 

1 viz. March 5 th Monday. This M r . Dorrington died either in 1514 or 1515. q? 
[1714 or 1715. (Dr. Bliss.)] 

a Notwithstanding this, both S r . Thomas Sebright & D r . Foulks are honest 



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2 Martyrs, and stands between 2 of them. In other Places I have seen 
Glasses broken, wherein hath been the Bloud of the Saints plainly to be seen. 
At the same & other Places I have seen Earthen Lamps, which have been 
fastcn'd into the Wall for to burn, as I conceive, before the Saints. In 
several Places I have seen this Figure >fc. In one Place I observed at the 
Tombe in the Side of the Wall this Figure very plainly ffi. Here in this 
of S*. Calixtus there are 3 Cryptas one above another, the lowest may be 
some 80 Roman Palmes deep from the Superficies of the Earth of the Field 
above. In many of these long Entries or Passages (which are not above 

10 a Yard broad, in some Places less) I observed the Bodies to lye 8 Stories one 
above another, and between each near upon a Foot of Earth. The Sides 
were made up with some 2 or three Roman Brickes, and sometimes with 
Stones with Inscriptions, but this was but seldome. There were many 
Luminaria or 1 square Places above to let down the Bodies. All which Places 
had a Discent after some 5 or 6 Yards with a Cross sloping, which went into 
these several Allies. Being below in the first Crypta and under the Way to 
St. Sebastian's I could plainly hear Coaches pass. In the 2 d Crypta too 
I could hear Men walk over the first, and yet the Wall or Place to walk upon 
was of a great Thickness. The Air of these Cryptas is very good (in Winter 

20 very hot.) The Roman Gentleman that conducted me in, and was very 
learned, and very well practised told me he stayed 2 Days and 2 Nights 
within without any Hurt. I confess I found none in 3 Houres stay. There 
is often to be seen by the Tombes of these Martyrs and others round 2 Prints, 
where there have been found Medalls of the Emperors, to shew when they 
dyed or were martyred. Some of the Medalls have been found in the 
Mouths of the Saints. The Bodies all lye with their Faces upwards, and for 
the most part with their Feet to the Luminaria or Entrances. There are 
many Sepulchra Laquearia, and under some of them Tombes covered with 
fair Stones of Parian Marble, & some of these with Inscriptions. There are 

30 many Cappels as it were, some with Cupulos, & in one of them there lately 
hung a Lamp in the Midst. The Place I plainly saw. — (1) 00 I6POKAH 


CON I IVGI SAA.E aman | tissimae. (2) Inscript. in the Cryptas of St. Calixtus. 
In one place, or little Chapell, there was plainly the place of an Altar. The 
' Altar stands to the East. On the right hand are 3 Pictures, I know not of 
what. Over the Altar 3 Sheph. 6. Sheep, 2 apiece at each End, and one 
between every Shepherd. i,On the left hand a Lrjnp. a D. The Place in 
which it stood had this Figure, and above it was plainly smoaked with the 
Lampe. ( a about a foot deep, & 2 feet long, & near a foot within.) On the 

40 same hand, that is the left hand, there were the Miracles of the Fish and 
Bread (the Bread I perfectly remember in 2 Basketts, the Fish I do not) and 
some other Pictures with it. The Roof of this Arch was painted, but there 
were no Imagines. These long Galleries seem to have had Doors in many 
Places, the Doors turned in 2 Holes the one above, the other below. I have 
seen the Jambes of one of these Doors made in Stone (as I remember) and 
so that above the Jambes. These Galleries, or Allies, for all that I could 
observe go along in straight Lines. Many of them are whited, some plaistred, 
and so are almost all the Capellas which have been made (as I conceive) for 
the Burials of Families, or some Honourable Personages. All these, as I 

50 remember, are like the Pantheon or Rotundo in Rome for the Circular 

1 Of 7 or 8 Feet bredth. 

2 There are also to be seen Prints in the Plaister where there have been Ivory- 
Crucifixes, or Stories of the Bibles found. These Prints, for the most part, are of this 
.Figure Q« There are in the Sides of the Walls also many Children buried. The 
Bones of all are rotten, and turn to dust being touched. 

March 5.] 



Figure, and many of them have little Arches about the great Circle like other 
little half Chapells. Some of them have Cupola Roofes, others /*\ in this 
Fashion, as I have seen in the Collegium Rom. the Arches in the outward 
Cloyster by the Schools. The Christians used to take sometimes Stones of 
the Gentiles with Inscriptions ; but then they turned their Inscriptions inward, 
as the Rom. Gentleman told me he had seene, who was a most diligent and 
exact observer, and assured me in the Figures in Botius there was nothing but 
truth. He drew the Planes of them. For his part being an Academick he 
would not believe almost any thing in Writings but what he saw, and would 
have others to do the same. Upon one Tombe, of a Greeke I think, I saw 10 
the Figure cut of a Columba (it may be a Turtle q ?) And on another the 
Figure of a Woman praying, expansis & erectis manibus. In some Places 
a Man may see upon the Roof of these Galleries an Exudation of white Tartar 
in little Stirias. The same night I came out, which was 1639, about the 20. 
of Octob. upon a Friday I writ this and that where the 6 Inscriptions are 
downe. The Inscriptions I writ in the Cryptas, all saving this following: 
avrelia agape. Laus Deo. — I saw some little Pots also fastened in the 
Morter. I cannot conceive for what they should be unless for Holy Water. 
Lampes they were not. The Pots might hold half a Pint. They are u of 
this Figure. Into these Places they put in the Bodies without any Coffin. 20 
They seem to be of the Stature of Men of our times. One was found of 12 
Rom. palmes, as Sig. — On Constantine's triumph. Arch over the Great Stone 
Gate. . . . Under, over the 2 little Entrances, or Gates, on the side from 
the Amphitheater ... In the great Gate, or Middle one, on the right side as 
you come from the Amphitheater is ingraven : liberatori vrbis On the 
left Side in y* against this fvndatori qvietis. both these are without 
Points. — In the Court of Farnese Palace : . . . Bibliotheca Vaticana. The 
Crosse of the T contains in all 86 Cases of Books, every Case 20 Foot long, 
& 7 Foot high, in all 210 Cases, 29000 Books, whereof 17000 1 MSS. for 
Maintenance of the Library 3500 Crownes. — Farnese Pal. . . . — The In- 30 
scription on the Columna miliaris in the Capitol. . . . — In the Vatican 
Garden. . . . — In the Vat. yard. . . . — 

The Altitude of the greatest ^Egyptian Pyramid is 490 Feet English, that [is] 
°f Magd. College Tower in Oxford. The Basis is square. One of the 
Sides is 693 Feet. So that it is above twice as much as our Physick Garden 
at Oxford. For the side and the whole Basis is at least 14 Acres. The Area 
of the Physick Garden is 3 Engl. Acres and §J§§§ of an Acre. 337 feet Engl, 
the Phys. Garden is broad within on the East-Side. The Altitude of the 
Middle Pinnacle of the S. side of Magd. Coll. Tower is 144 Feet (by my Iron 
Quadrant, by my Sector it is but 141) the Quadrant is the best Obs n . — In an 40 
Apothecarie's Shop I saw a Fair & ancient vas Numidic. the Cover held \ a 
Congius. the Body held i| Congius. I measur'd another of Brass that held 
\ a Congius. — In another Apoth. Shop I saw the Tarantula, which is like a 
long and great Spider, the Belly is reddish, the Back dun, but yet spotted. 
He had 2 Salamanders, which lived 2 hours in a great Fire. They often cast 
out little Drops, which in the Fire make great Bladders, or Bubbles, as big as 
one's Fist. He is very cold, not moist whereby to extinguish the Fire. He 
is rank Poison, and the very Smell of him alive would cause the Head-Ach 
24 11 . I found no such Effect of him dead, only I observed the Flesh still 
stanke, which might be because he was not well dryed. The Skin is blackish, 50 
& he hath many Yellow Spots, whereof some are long, and as big as a 3 d . 
or more. He is like a Gameleon for the Head, Legs & Taile, but yet a 
little less. 

1 This Note M r . Greaves made when he was at Rome. Their Stock of MSS. is 
prodigious, & is wonderfully increas'd since M r . Greaves's time. 




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In the Aug. near the Sacrarium : . . . — y e 2 d Tombe : . . . — In Medicis 
Garden. ... — 

Not said where he had the following Greek Inscription: — 0HNAIHN : 
- APTEMIDI AHTOI. — In a broken Piece of Paper of Mr. Greaves. 

Saxon Antiquities a Stipend to be raised yeare for the publication 

of the there are the best and most any part of the World both 

for the Vindication of Religion, and Confirmation of the Libertyes of 

from the Hon. Committee 
for regulating both the Universities ... ay easily, and without Injury to any 

particular d out of the Treasuries belonging to the Col of both 

Universities, Each respective College 1 (contributed) a proportional part. In 

this manner the Universi ed a stipend for M r . Pasor their first 

professor 2 (in A) ... . likewise afterward for a Greeke, who never read 

Things that relate to the Observations of March 14 th , "Wednesday. — 
Thomas Rawlinson, of the Middle Temple, Esq r . being in Oxon. he lent 
me yesterday (Tuesd. March 13) a MS*, in Vellam, y e first part of w ch is 
Peter Comestor's History ; the II d . part, written in a much more ancient 
Hand, about 7 or 8 hundred Years ago, (in a sort of Longobardic 
Characters) contains Arator upon y e Acts of y e Apostles, and ought, 
by all means, to be collated exactly by some skillfull p r son of Leisure, & 
a new Edition might be published in a small Volume with the several 
Improvem ts . from this Excellent MS*. Before each Chapter the Contents 
are put, and a Gloss often occurrs between the Lines written in y e same 
Hand. Mathiamque (with a single t) for Matthiamque in it. And clodus 
for claudus. clodicat for claudicat; and Annanias for Ananias. Several 
Leaves are wanting in it. u. for v. (or quinque) [as Asmine iam mueo 
[sic] per milia. u. uirorum Ecclesise crescebat apex; &c] Efesum for 
Ephesum. & Effhesi for Ephesi. At the End are the following things : 


Beato 4 Domno Petro adjuvante oblatus est hujusce modi codex ab Aratore 
subdiacono sanctae Ecclesise Romanae Sancto atque 5 applico viro papae Vigilio, 
& susceptus ab eo die viii. Id. Apr. in presbiterio ante confessionem beati 

March 6. Brokesby to H. (Rawl. 3. 120)., 
and for consulting Theodoret. His observations might have been of some 
service to Dr. Gibson for his new ed. of the Britannia ; 1 upon my next Ramble 
Northwards, if I can gather any thing that can satisfy my self under the 
Several Heads which D r .Plot has in his Letter . . . propounded as things fit to be 
taken notice of by Travellers, I'l impart them to You, & leave them to your 
Judgment to be published or supprest as you think best.' Service and thanks 
from Mr. Dodwell, who will send copies of Incense and The Case in View now in 
Fact. — P.S. by Cherry. Has received four copies of Leland ii. Thomas 
Loveday of Feenes Esq r . to be put down in next vol. as subscriber. 

1 This by D r . Wallis's hand, not M r . Greaves's. 

2 By D r . W. 

3 This in Red Letters. 

4 'Twas Domino at first ; but the t is eras'd. & so in the following, 
f Ita in Cod. punctis duobus supra prima p positis [= apostolicoj. 

March 5.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 114-126. 

domni Petri. Cum ibidem plures episcopi presbiteri diacones & clerus pars 
maxima pariter interesset. Quern cum ibidem legi mox pro aliqua parte 
fecisset, Surgentio viro venerabili primicerio Scolae notariorum in scrinio dedit 
ecclesiae conlocandum. Cujus beatitudinem litterati omnes doctissimi con- 
tinue) rogaverunt ut eum juberet publice recitari. Quod cum fieri prsecepisset 
in ecclesia beati Petri quae vocatur ad vincula relegiosorum (sic) simul ac 
laicorum nobilium sed et e populo diversorum turba convenit. atque eodem 
Aratore subdiacono recitante distinctis diebus ambo libri I II I. vicibus sunt 
auditi. Cum uno die medietas libri tantum legeretur propter repetitiones 
adsiduas. Quas cum favore multiplici postulabant. 10 

Versibus egregijs decursum clarus Arator 
Carmen apostolicis cecinit insigne coronis 
Historiamque prius preponens cautus ubique 
Substituit tipice sensatim verba figurae 
Lingua canora bonum testatur jure poetam, 
Mysticus ingenium sic indicat ordo profundum 1 . 

Iste Arator secundum Agustinum dicit quod non fuerunt simul passi, sed 
finito anno integro. ipsa die qua a fidelibus passio Petri celebratur Paulus 
decollatus est. Egesippus autem qui proximus fuit temporibus Apostolorum 
affirmat quod in una die simul Petrus crucifixus et Paulus decollatus est. — 20 


These verses I have transcrib'd in a Q to . paper, & therefore shall not 
insert them here. 

He also lent me a Quarto Vol. containing (1) Epistola Exhortatoria ad 
pacem per D num . Edm. Seymour Angliae protectorem. Lond. 1548. per 
Reginaldum Wolfium. M r . Rawlinson is of Opinion y,* 'twas drawn up 
by Leland ; but I rather believe 'twas done by Sir John Cheek. (2) Le- 
landi Cygnea Cantio cum Commentarijs, Lond. 1545. printed I think by 
John Herford. (3) Lelandi Assertio Regis Arturij. Lond. 1544 apud 
Joan. Herford. (4) Lelandi Genethliacon. Lond. 1543. apud R. Wol- 3° 
num. (5) Lelandi Nasnia Wyati. Lond. 1542. (6) Lelandi Encomium 
pacis. Lond. 1546. apud Wolfium. — In the Margin of the Comm. upon the 
Cygnea Cantio are some scribbles, out of w cn these may be of some use : viz. 
pag. 2. v. Alfridus] Academia ad Isidis vadum] Alurede the fyrste Founder 
of Oxforde. Pag. 5. — Avon Celebris fluvius] A grett and depe Ryver. 
Pag. 7. Dunus sive Dununi] A Hyll in the Saxon townge. Pag. 1 1. Neque 
desunt qui suspicentur Brigantes] The Northern Men. Pag. 26. Caleva 
nobilissima semper] Sycestre. Some inque [lege thinke] yt to be the 
Towne of Gowldforde. other sonne [lege some] Reddinge. Pag. 52. 
juxta morem Cantuariorum prsebente] Canto rburye scholes seme • to be 40 
a fore Cambryge Sholes. [1. scholes] pag. 66. quae paulo inferius, facta 
insula] Bottelye. — 

Out of M r . Dodesworth's MSS. Collections Vol. 130. f. 58. a. 

Communia termino Pasch 18. E 2. 
Berks Manerium de Shotesbrok. Tenura. 

Manerium 2 de Shotesbroke tenetur de Domino Rege in capite per ser- 
vitium inveniendi Carbonem ad fabricandam Coronam Domini Regis & suum 
Regale, percipiendo 60 s . io deu . per annum pro praedicto carbone inveniendo. 

1 Nulla Rubrica in MS. Sed hnjusmodi addi forsan debet : De Passione Petri <Sr> 

2 An temp. H. 3. 

K 2 



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De quibus Reginaldus de Pauelay perquisivit dictum manerium. Quod 
manerium tenctur per serjantiam, per servitium inveniendi carbonem ad 
aurifabricam Domini Regis, & sicut & sicut ad coronam suam & Regale 
suum pro percipiendo 6o B . io d . per annum pro praedicto carbone inveniendo. 
fo. 16. 

Robertus de Shotesbroke =p 
tempore H. 3. j 

Joannes =p 

Guilielmus = Roesia filia 
10 Vizdelou & haeres . ■ 

Mrs.i * * * Mother of the Maids to K. James 11^ Queen did on her 
Death-Bed after she had receiv'd y e SacramA according to y e Ch. of 
Engl, declare y* she was sure the prince of Wales was born of y e Body 
of y e Queen. She gave M rs . Adderley, who was an acquaintance of hers, 
such ample Proofs of it, y* she said frequently she was fully convinc'd. 
— There is in y e Notes upon Boot de Gemmis something to confute 
Camden. — Peringskiold's Life of Theodorick with Annotations is a 
most curious Book, and has divers Runick & other Inscriptions. 'Twas 
printed in 4 to . at Stockholm 1699. 

20 Mar. 7 (Wed..). Phil. Pareus in his Crit. Lexicon voc. Acta calls ' 
Gruter a vain and foolish Man because in his Edition of Cicero he did 
not take into y e Text a Word corrected by Memmius Erricus. Quis hie 
candor ? (says he) quce fatuitas hominis vanissimi ? — They have just 
reprinted in a large Letter in 8 V0 . The Depositions concerning the 
Birth of the Prince of Wales, Price 6 d . To w cn Asterisks are put to 
distinguish Papists from Protestants. By that it appears that there were 
several more Protestants than Papists. This Impression being cry'd 
about in Westminster before the Parliament House, and old Tennison of 
Canterbury hearing of it, Hark you, says he, what is it this impudent 

3° Fellow crys. Why is he not taken up and prosecuted as guilty of high- 
treason ? Hold, replys the ArchbP. of York, tell the honest Fellow to send 
me one, & he pull'd out Six-Pence, & sent it, & had a Copy brought. — 
Thuanus tho' he writ Latin admirably well, yet he was not ready nor 
clear in speaking it. So in a Letter from a Great Man to S r . Rob. 
Cotton, MS. 

Mar. 9 (Fri.). D r . Arthur Charlett, being a Man of a strange, unac- 
countable Vanity, and having always had a great desire to be commended 
in print, when he found himself as it were despised and taken notice of 
but in low Characters, such as did not suit with his ambition & Conceit, 
40 last Year he was resolv'd to have a Book dedicated to himself, & accord- 
ingly soon after the first Volume of Leland's Itinerary was publish'd, he 
puts to the press certain Extracts out of Virgil, Horace and Catullus, & 
caus'd them to be printed in the same Character w tn Leland. Just about 
New Year's Day the Book comes out dedicated to Charlett in the Name 

1 A Relation of D r . Harrison of All Souls. 

March 6-10.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 126-153. 


of one Rogers Scholar of University : w ct has caus'd some sport, & there 
are not wanting those who laugh at and scout it more than they did the 
Almanack he publish'd some Years agoe, with w ch the Terrse -films was 
so merry. The Truth of it is 'tis a most silly, ridiculous performance, 
not worthy the Theater Press, done meerly for School-Boys, & yet not 
done so as to be of use to them. We can have Virgils of the Cambridge 
Edition, & also Catullus's & Horace's cheap, not at all curtayl'd and 
mangled by Boys. Yet for this poor Business Charlett and his Tools 
have got Rogers advanc'd to a better Scholarship in the College to the 
Depression of a very good Scholar, a sober Man & a person of probity. 10 
The Dedication to the Master was whipp'd up ; 'tis no matter how. for 
there is little in it, & not a single Letter of Learning in y e Edition. 
Rogers is but a Dunce I am told. When he read the orders of Regula- 
tion he pronounc'd gi in regimen as if 'twere long. Next year a II d 
Volume is design'd of this Trifle. 

March 10 (Sat.). On Thursday last one Count Guiscard, a French 
Papist Refugee, being under Examination before M r . Harley & others 
upon account of high Treason, & being prest close by M r . Harley, he 
pull'd out a pen-knife & stabb'd M r . Harley under the right Brest, but 
the Wound is thought not to be mortal. — M r . John Masson, a French 20 
Hugonot Refugee, has publish'd proposals for printing in folio of an 150 
sheets a Book w ch he intitles Annus Solaris &c. grounded chiefly, he 
says, upon a Medicean MS. the Age of which he pretends Montfaucon 
has mistaken, as he designs to prove in his prolegomena. This vain 
Gentleman likewise pretends to confute the Errors of a great Number of 
Able Chronologers, & braggs of strange Discoveries. But we may judge 
what he is able to do by his already publish'd pieces, long and tedious & 
dry in their Kind, & clearly shew the Author has but mean parts & little 
or no Judgment. He talks of the Age of MSS. w ch he knows very little of. 
I remember when he was first admitted into the Bodlejan Library he 30 
could not so much as read them, having, as he said, never us'd himseH*to 
such sort of Studies. And yet at that very time he would take all occa- 
sions to insult M r . Dodwell for his Errors & Mistakes about MSS. But no 
Man of Learning will take M r . Masson to have the 40 th part of that 
Excellent Man's Skill. He pretends withall to publish a huge heap of 
Inscriptions & Coyns. His skill indeed chiefly lyes in Coyns ; yet he is 
not so great a Master. Let him do what he can ; if he delivers himself 
modestly he will be thank'd. But if in a proud, haughty manner he 
endeavours to confute & run down his betters he may exspect no better 
quarter than he has met with from Le Clerck, & Dechair, the latter of 40 
w cl1 takes him to be a mean man, & to be altogether unqualify'd for 
a Critick. After all, a Man that writes upon this subject should be a 
good Mathematician, & I am intirely perswaded that D r . Halley, or some 
such Man, could bring all his 150 sheets into two or three sheets, drawing 

March 10. Jo. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 89). Has only received money 
for Leland from very few subscribers, but will return the whole in a few days. 
Proposes to send a MS. of Dr. Plot's, of the same nature as that published by 
H., but larger and more particular. Dr. Robinson wants Sig. T of vol. i. of 
Livy in small paper. 

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all into Tables & a few short Animadversions. But to do that would 
not be Learning with our Braggadocio. — Banbury, a Place famous for 
Cakes and Ale (or, as Phil. Holland has it, Cakes and Zeal) are oblig'd to 
present the Judges, (when they come the Circuit,) at Oxford with a Noble 
Cake, made Simnel-wise, with Arms of the Corporation upon it, in cujus 
rei testimonium, the Judges receiv'd in the Circuit 1 of March 1 7-^. a fine 
Cake, w ch was presented afterwards by them to the Reverend D r . Hud- 
son's Lady. Hudsoni, inquam, conjugi, amici 2 mei singularis. 

Account of the Attempt upon Mr. Harley's Life. 

10 8 March 1710. 

The Marq 8 . de Guiscard was this Day taken up by Warrant from M 1 '. 
Secretary S*. John for High-Treason, And being brought to M 1 '. Secretary's 
Office to be Examin'd before y e L ds Cabinet-Council who were there met for 
y* purpose, after a short Examination, he was ord r d to w th draw; where- 
upon pretending to speak to M r . Harley, he took the Opportunity to stab him 
in y e Breast w th a Pen-Knife he had privately taken out of a Standish in one 
of the Office-Rooms. He likewise attempted to stab M r . S*. John & other 
L ds of the Committee, who drawing their Swords in their own Defence ; the 
Villan rec d . three Wounds, one of y m pretty deep in his Belly, the others slight, 

20 but none of y m thought mortal. He is since committed to New-Gate. M r . 
Harley is thought not to be in danger. 

A small Gold Spur-Royal shew'd me by M r . Allen of Univ. Coll. of 
Hen. VI. henric'. di\ gra'. rex. angl'. z. franc", dns. hyb. The King in 
a Ship, with a Sword in his right Hand. Reverse, ihc avt'. transiens. per. 
medivm. illorv. ibat. This Inscription round Flour de Luces, Lyons, &c. 

March 12 (Mon.). 'Tis said (as I have it' from y e Post-Boy of last 
Night) that notwithstanding M r . Harley discover'd the Treason of Count 
Guiscard (or, as he is otherwise call'd Abbat Guiscard), as he did that of 
M r . Gregg, yet he himself (Harley) is one of y e Accomplices, & y* about 
30 7 excellent Gentlemen have met privately about yt matter. 

March 18 (Sun.). M r . Mattaire, who put out the Lives of the 
Stephens's, has just publish'd in 8 vo . an Answer to Whiston's Preface to 
his Primitive Christianity reviv'd. — In a Paper call'd The Examiner is 

March 16. Dr. Musgrave to H. (Rawl. 8. 153). Subscribes for one 
complete copy of Leland. ' Cellanius, in his Orthography, printed in Germany 
some few years since, affirms, That the U vowel with a semicircular Base, is 
a modern Figure of y* Letter, never known to the Antients: contrary to 
which, D r . Prideaux, in his edition of y e Marmora Oxoniensia, represents that 
Vowel, as having a round bottom in many of yo r Oxford Inscriptions', partic- 
ularly, in Number v, quinquies ; in vi, octies ; in xix, semel ; in xxxv, bis. Let 
me beg the Favour of you, to be informd, from yo r own observation, whither 
D r . Prideaux 's representations are, as I am inclined to think they are, just & 
exact. Yo r old Friend Julius Vitalis, intends to wait on you, in a little time : 
I haue kept him under confinement in o r Exeter Press, longer than I intended : 
but He is now almost at liberty. It would have been most happy to Him, 
could He have had yo r Annotations turn'd into Latin, & publisht with M r . 
DodvuePs Explication of the Inscription. I hope another day we may see 
those Annotations enlarg'd, and publisht to the great Satisfaction of all Lovers 
of Antiquity.' 

1 Lent Circuit. 

3 He seem'd then to be a Friend. 

March 10-24.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 153-170. 


a large Account of the Attempt upon Mr. Harley's Life, and of his 
Courage & Greatness of Mind under his Sufferings. The Lds. & 
Commons have address'd The Queen upon y* Account, and orders will 
be taken for Banishment of all Papists from London. Non-Jurors are 
not express'd, but they were propos'd at first to be in the Number. But 
perhaps they may suffer under the Denomination of Papists. For things 
are come to that pass y* these Excellent Men, who are certainly the 
honestest Men in y e Nation, & the best Friends to y e Church of England, 
and are withall far y e best Scholars, must be rank'd amongst Whiggs & 
Papists, & traduc'd by a parcell of self interested Men, who regard 10 
neither Religion, Virtue or Good-Manners than just so far as will advance 
them to preferm t3 . 

March 19 (Mon.). The Count de Guiscard having receiv'd divers 
Wounds in his late Attempt upon M r . Harley, died on Friday last in 
New-Gate, having not discover'd one of the Wounds to the Surgeons. 
So he bled inwards. He was sullen & confess'd nothing. The Author 
of the Post-Boy is forc'd to palliate what he said about Harley's being an 
Accomplice by an Advertisement he has in his Paper last Night, by w cl1 
he signifies that a wrong Meaning was put upon his Words. 

March 20 (Tu.). Inscription in Marm. Oxon. Num. v. p. 77. . » . to 20 
be examin'd. I find y* where D r . Prideaux has made the u thus u it 
should be v. 

March 21 (Wed.). Consider also the Monum* in area Sheld. Ancharia? 
Ampelidi 1 Num. xvi. The Inscription to Pliny y e Younger printed in 
pag. 55. of Apian's Inscriptions. (This to be consider'd of & compar'd at 
leisure.) I suspect the Inscription, as I have insinuated in Editione Plinij 

March 22 (Th.). We hear in last Night's News that Clobery Bromley, 
Eldest son to M r . Bromley Speaker of y e House of Commons, is dead. 
He was Parliament Man for Coventry, & was 3 or 4 Years since Gentle- 30 
man Commoner of Christ Church. — The Coroner's Inquest has sat 
upon Count Guiscard's Body, & brought it in that he died of the Bruises 
he receiv'd from the Queen's Messenger in the Resistance he made whilst 
he executed his Office. 

March 23 (Fri.). In a Week or two's time will be publish'd Mons r . 
Osanam's Mathematical Recreations translated out of French into 
English by M r . Dessaguliers A.B. of Hart-Hall, & lately of X*. Ghurch, 
an ingenious young Gent. 'Tis printed in 8 V0 . at M r . Lichfield's press. — 
When Justin is publish'd again it ought to be compar'd with Hugonis 
Flor. Chronicon 4 to . H. 24. Art. Seld. 40 

March 24 (Sat.). The Body of the Count or Abbot de Guiscard is 
laid in Pickle of Salt in order to preserve from Corruption, 'till such time 

March 24. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 142). P. Sydenham 
Esq r . of Stilgate desires to subscribe to Leland. Will bring to Oxford, if it 
will be any service to H., Higgins 5 Life of Wolsey. 

1 'Tis printed wrong. The U is always thus V. 


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as a Bill of attainder be prepar'd by w ch his Quarters are order'd to be set 
up publickly to deterr others from the like Attempts. As for M r . Harley, 
his Wounds heal slowly, he still keeps his Bed, & the Contusions he 
recciv'd after the Wounds were given are judg'd to be most dangerous. — 
About y e Urns found at old Walsingham in Norfolk See Bibliothecse 
Norimbergensis Memorabilia by Leibnitz, Marshals Books 175. There 
is a Discourse there in Latin about them. 

March 25 (Sun.). On Wednesday last was Sennight D r . Bettsworth 
came to Oxon. as Dean of y e Arches in order to visit All Souls Coll. He 
10 took Examinations all w c h were finish' d Yesterday. 'Tis said he is to go 
away today in y e Afternoon, & in some time we may hear of the ArchbP.'s 

March 26 (Mon.). A few days since died the R*. Reverend D r . Thomas 
Ken Bp. of Bath & Wells, he was a truly good and pious Man, & was 
one of those Bp 8 , that were illegally depriv'd at the late wicked 

March 27 (Tu.). Bp. Kenn died yesterday was sennight \ — M r . Dod- 
well has publish' d a small Book in 8 V0 . afA Incense, occasioned by a 
Letter from a Clergy-Man. M r . Dodwell is now writing in Latin a Dis- 
20 course upon D r . Woodward's Shield. But I am afraid he will be much 
too large, tho' 'tis certain w* he shall do will be very curious & learned. 

March 26. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 68). Thanks for three sets of 
Leland; hopes to get another subscriber. Glad his account of the Securis 
Lapidea is so acceptable. f M r . Marmaduke Fothergill of Pontfract whom you 
enquire after is an Ingenious Curious & Industrious person, he is not a Lay- 
man as you suspect, but a Clergyman, tho at present out of place as a Non- 
Juror, he is my particular friend as an antiquary whose correspondence you 
know is about obsolete matters & can heartily love one anoth r tho of different 
Sentiments in oth r Matt rs .' 

March 27. H. to Dr. Musgrave. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 69.) * Presently 
after the Receipt of your Letter I took a view of the Theater marbles that 
you refer to, and I find that D 1 *. Prideaux has mistaken in every Instance. 
The U is always made thus V in all those stones. Nor do I see that 'tis other- 
wise represented either in Appian, Smetius, Gruter or other Collectors. Yet 
I must observe that 'tis generally if not always made U in the old Copy of the 
Acts of the Apostles in Greek and Latin w ch is preserv'd in Bodley. And so 
likewise for the most part in the old Latin Canons of the Councils in iii 
Volumes that were given us by Christopher Justell. Both these Books are 
in Capitals, and the former is at least a thousand Years old. I shall be heartily 
glad to see your excellent Observations upon the Bathe Inscription ; but for 
my own part I am too much ingag'd in other Affairs at present to consider 
it anew. I have by me a Copy of Camden's Britannia of the Folio Edition 
corrected by the Author himself. But 'twas left me with an Injunction not to 
communicate it. If I live to finish Tully's works w ch I am preparing for the 
press 'tis probable I may think afterwards of a new Edition of Camden in 
Latin, and then your Bath and other Inscriptions will be proper to be added. 
But I promise nothing.' M. may probably have of Mr. Clements a copy of 
both vols, of Leland, if he bespeaks them quickly. 

1 March 19 th . Mond. 

March 24-29.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 170-193. 


March 28 (Wed.). M r . Dodwell lately writ a Letter to Bp. Burnett 
about Confirmation of his Children. The Bp. writ an answer, & shews 
something of Haughtiness in it. I hope to see both Letters speedily. 
Then I shall say more. 

March 29 (Th.). M r . Rawlinson of y e Middle Temple has 3 Copies 
of Parker's Antiquitates Eccl. Brit, of y e London Edition, & every one of 
them has the Account of Cambridge at y e End. I never yet saw one 
Copy of this Edition, tho' I am told there is one in Merton Coll. Library. 
— Eutropius took several of his Things from Flavius Vopiscus. 

I. Livings in Q. College (Oxon.) Gift: . . . — II. University Coll — III. 10 

Brazen-Nose Coll \ . . . — IV. Jesus College. . . . — V. Oriel- College. . . . 

—VI. Corpus Xti. Coll This M*. Wm. Tilly of Corpus X^. own 

Hand Writing, (excepting some Words I writ my self) & is a Note of the 
Livings in the Gift of Corpus X ti . at this time March 3 d . iVxt- — • • • 

VII. Balliol-Coll This is D r . Baron Master of Balliol College his 

Writing, & is a Note of the Livings in the College Gift at this time March 
3 d . i7jx- — VIII. Exeter Coll. . . . — This Note of the Livings in Exeter 
College Gift was written by Mr. Vermin Senior Fellow of that College 
& put into my Hands March 10^. 17J0. — IX. New-Coil. . . . — X. 
Wadham College. . . . — XL Trinity Coll. . . . — XII. Lincoln College. ... 20 
— XIII. About the Livings in S t . John's College. Memorandum that 
meeting with M r . Lombard, one of the Fellows of this College, in the 
Publick Library, I desir'd him to give me an Account of them, telling 
him that 'twas for the private Use of a Friend of S fc . John's, Cambridge. 
He seem'd very ready and made a promise; but not performing that 
promise, I afterwards desir'd M r . Heywood another of the Fellows, whom 
I likewise met with in the Publick Library, to do me the same Favour. 
This he very readily offer' d, and hearing on Tuesday March 13 th . i7xf- 
that he had writ down a Note of them, I waited upon him at about 3 
Quarters after 4 on Wednesday following (March 14 th .) when he rec d . me 30 
very civilly; & told me that he would readily deliver me a Note of their 
Livings, but that he was caution'd against it by some of their Fellows, 
who thought it might do them some disservice, tho' for his own part he 
could not see (he said) it could do any. I shew'd him M r . Needham's 
Letter, & desir'd he w ld . shew me M r . Evans's Chamber one of the 
Bursar's. Accordingly he did, & went up with me. M r . Evans was not 

March 29. H. to Sir P. Sydenham. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 70.) Thanks 
for his generous offer of being at the expense of a plate in Leland ; suggests 
that Sir P. should permit him to inscribe a little piece in Latin at end of vol. 
iii. to him, which will come to no more than a small plate. Sorry he cannot 
furnish Mr. Sydenham with a copy. John Higgins' Mirrour for Magistrates in 
Bodley, imperfect, the Life of Wolsey being torn out. Will Sir P. bring his 
copy to Oxford? ' I do not remember that Anthony a Wood has written the 
Life of this Higgins, who was a person of Excellent parts & Learning. He 
was a poet, antiquary & Historian, a man of great Industry, well read in 

1 [A fair copy of this by Hearne, on fol. 177", with additions & corrections] . 




within. I would have went to M r . Wilds's Chamber (he being Senior 
Bursar) but he told me he was not at home ; so I thank'd him for his 
Civilities, & parted. M r . Heywoo'd was indeed extreme civil, & offer'd to 
do me any service of a much greater Nature. — St. John's College 1 . . . . — 
(I have got them since of M r . Rich d . Rawlinson A.M. of St. John's.) See 
M r . Rawlinson's Paper under April 19. 17 15. — XIV. Pembroke 
College. . . . The Advowson of y e Church of Tringe in y e Diocess of 
Lincoln was given to All-Souls College by Letters Patents of King 
Henry VI. Collegium omnium Animarum conditum super quoddam 
10 Messuagium vocatum Berfort-Hall (nuper vocatum Charlton's Ynne) sex 
shoppas et unam placeam vacuam &c. — XVI. Livings in Merton Coll. 
Gift. . . . — In the University-Gift — In ye Bp. of Oxons Gift. .... 

March 30 (Fri.). M r . Rawlinson of the Temple has 4 Copies of 
Storer's Life of Cardinal Wolsey. 

March 31 (Sat.). M r . Rawlinson was saying that some in London 
wish'd a Nicander was printed ; but then they said that such people 
ought to put out Books as were suppos'd to understand them, & that 
none but some learned physitian should attempt this Author. — D r . 
Gower, (S.T.P.) Master of S*. John's Coll. Cambr. dyed on Tuesday last 

classick Authors, & was withall very well skilled in French. He was a student 
of Christ Church in Oxford, & in the year 1572. publish'd in Folio a Book 
call'd, Huloet's Dictionarie, newelye corrected .... The Improvements are 
owing to Higgins. I never saw this Book 'till 'twas lately given to our publick 
Library. But 'tis probable it may be seen also in the Hands of M r . Mattaire 
of London, who, I am inform'd, is getting together all sorts of Lexicons & 
Dictionaries.' Mr. Cherry was this week in Oxford. 

March 31 (Easter Eve). Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 92). ' I am glad 
the Coyns arrived safe at Oxford. The two pots that held 'em, were broken 
by the Countrey men, who tooke them up at Clifton, a Free Grieueship, within 
the Maner of Coningsbrough distant from this place [Pontefract] southerly 
about a mile : & four miles to the West from the Rom : Ridge : which from 
Danum or Doncaster shows his head, & remains, toward the North, for many 
miles : but from Doncaster to the south, for sundry miles there are no foot- 
steps of this Watlingstreet : w ch appear's again in full luster, many furlongs 
before y u arrive at Stamford. This relation has begot the thoughts of another 
remarkable occurrence, not so much from the thing, because that may be 
found elswhere : as from the place, w ch on this account, I doe not remember 
to be taken notice of, by any of our Antiquaries. At Kirby upon Wharfe, 
about 3 miles east from Calvaria, or Tadcaster, som years since, I was showed 
a tessalated pavem*, wher are no remains of Roman encampm*, or other 
antiquities to be discovered: and yet this pavem*, after a little earth was 
scrapled away from its surface, tho' it must exceed 12 hundred years as to its 
continuance, was very fresh and faire : the several pieces of Clay, were all of a 
Cubicall figure ; in bignes about three times bigger than an ordinary Dye : 
and of several Colours : all bedded, in lime, so white and uncorrupt, as might 
well become a moneths abode in that place : if a present of these, may be 
worth y r acceptance, next Trinity Term I shall convey them, as the Coyns 
were sent y u .' Thanks for enquiry after Office Books. Please enclose letters 
to Robt. Franck Esq. at Pontefract, ' for he has got leave to play here, from 

1 These [4 in number] were told me by M r . Evans, but he did not care to go farther. 

Mar. 29- April 2.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 193-207. 


in the 75 th Year of his Age, & is like to be succeeded by D r . Rob. 

April 1 (Sun.). Easter Day. They have reprinted the Memorial of y e 
Church of England, & have prefix' d a preface, & an Account of y e Life 
& Death of the Author, D r . Drake. Watts of S*. John's has publish'd 
D r . Wallis's Letter to Bp. Fell about keeping S fc . Matthias's Day ; but he 
being a very ignorant Fellow, & not able to read the MS*, (tho' plain 
enough) there are strange & horrid Blunders committed, & divers things 
left out. He has printed it in a silly thing of his own by way of Dialogue 
upon the same Subject. This silly Fellow is also printing Rules for 10 
finding Easter. 

April 2 (Mon.). D r . Pickering one of y e Golden-Prebendarys of 
Durham is dead. Besides the prebend (worth 400 libs per an.) his 
Parsonage of 600 libs per an. is vacant, & 'tis said D r . Sacheverell stands 
fair for them. Benj. Hoadley is gone to his Living, and a purse of Gold 
is raising for him by Contribution. — Bp. Kenn was born in June 1638, 
& was above 72 Years of Age when he died. That he was born at that 
time I gather from a Letter of his (y* I have) written by his own hand. 

that mighty Schoole.' ' Some years agoe, a small box of Charters were 
brought to my bed, by M r . Nevile of Cheat. I had them thence, to Pontfract ; 
purely to put in Order, and to restore again : both w ch were speedily, and 
faithfully performd : since that, I have made enquiry after them, but Esq 1 '. 
John knows not where to finde 'em. They are such, as make up the Monas- 
ticon : and as I remember, relate to about sixteen places : the greatest 
Curiosity seemed to be in the Bruce's Grants to Gisburn, whence if things are 
strayd, or forcibly conueyed to som P ts of Scotland : he gives them power 
for their recovery.' 

[c. April.] Urry to H. (Rawl. 1 r. 9). Dr. Levet, of Hatton Garden, Hol- 
burn, desires to have the Lelands already out (c/o Harry Clements). Service 
to Mr. Parker and his boarders. 

April 2. Bagford to H. (Rawl. 21. 20). * My Good Frend, I beg your 
pardon for my neglect in al this time In not answering your last to tel you 
trew I had intended to haue sene you long before at Oxford but haue been 
much desopited in my expitation but houeuer I shall for the Futer answer 
those seuilates with more expitision althou I longe to se you and our Frendes 
at Oxford I haue ben desoponted seuirall wayes especilly by y e Wood Cotter 
which if he had kep his time I should haue sent you downe a new proposiall 
for y e printing of my Booke but when he will Finish I am vnsertane, althou at 
the same time I haue not ben Idelland haue almost Finished the Interductary 
discorse for y e begining of y e Booke and shall troble you with y e peryousing 
to haue your thoughts before I put it vnder y e presse : the reding your two 
former volomes of Leland hath gaue me no smale Contentment & satesfaction 
and your Frendes at London are very vnpacient while they haue y e satesfaction 
of y e Inioying the rest of y e volomes & I am anrayed that ther Will be a 
Furder demand of the former 2 volomes you will finde a parsel at y e Carryers 
derected for you : althou not so as I could Wish them but 1 know M r . Hearnes 
goodnes will pardon y e mennesse of y e present. M r . Bearnerds Booke sell at 
a prodigous price as seuirall smale Book as Brunius hi 8 for twenty seuen 
pount and seuirall outher at very Grat rates as for the storey of Jordanus 
Brunius Booke (p. 152. N°. 284) (which he was Burnt at Rome) I sail take an 
oppertunate to Inlarg an outher time, it was printed at London in Black- 
friers and that the printer was afFter forced to Fley into Scotland for shelter 



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April 3 (Tu.). Quaere about the Foundation of the Church of Elsfield 
near Oxford, which, as it is now, does not seem to be ancient. See the 
value in the old Valor Beneficiorum. — An old Man told me to day that 
Blewbury Church near Newbury is much older than the Church of New- 
Bury. The same old Man said that near New-Bury there are large 
Banks, call'd Danes-Banks, which he thinks were made by the Danes when 
in England, and not unlikely. But quaere ? . . . 

April 5 (Th.). D r . Phillips (a Cambridge Man, I suppose. Quaere ?) 
being appointed by the Sheriff for the County to preach at the Assizes at 
Worcester, the Bp. of Worcester & the Dean of Worcester, D r . Talbot, who 
is also Bp. of Oxon. oppos'd it, for this reason, because they said he 
entertain' d that Criminal D r . Sacheverell, & they appointed another of a 
Whiggish Strain, upon w ch the Sheriff would not come to Church. — 

and at Edinburg was y e first that setteled Good printin in that Kingdon his 
name was Thomas Vautroller. Geue my serues to all our frendes with you at 
Oxford as y e M r . D r . Charlet, D r . Hudson, M r . Thwates M r . Dennes. & y« 
rest. I rest yourne to Comand John Bagford. let me know by y e next 
whether you haue on of M 1 '. Charles Barnards Catalouges that I may In- 
deuer to serue you with on. [3 book-titles noted by H.] 

April 3. Bp. of Carlisle to H. (Rawl. 8. 167). ' This second Oppor- 
tunity w ch my friend gives me, of continueing the Correspondence betwixt 
you two, brings me shamefully to remember that I have been long indebted for 
yours of Jan. 5. wherein you acquainted me with the prospect of seeing L d . 
Lempster's Marmora shortly publish'd, as well as M r . Thwaites's Institutiones 
Anglo-Saxonicae. The latter I have, from the worthy Author ; to whom this 
night's post brings my Thanks. Since my comeing hither, I have had the 
satisfaction of seeing several Essayes of learned Foreigners towards y e Im- 
provem* of Septentrional Learning ; the chief of which I have taken Notice of 
in my Letter to M r . Th. The inclos'd puts me upon desireing that our 
Queen's-College-Carrier (if not already gone Northward) may bring me two of 
your Lelands, & pay the price of both. They'l meet me in Cumberland, 
whither I shall begin to make y e best of my way on Thursday next ' . . . 

April 4. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 69). 'In M r . Neviles absence I 
know not how to return you y e 8 s . for Leland without being troublesome to a 
special friend, from whom I hope you will receive orders to have it p d you in 
Oxford, D r . Richardson promiss'd me to take off M r . Thomsons Coppy, but 
tells me yest r day y* he has rec'd the 2 vols, from M r . Cav : Nevile, w ch is a 
Baulk to me (as the Yorkshire manner of men call it). I have this morning 
sent y m per y e Norwich Carrier to M r . John Hardy of Horbling Com : Line : 
who I hope wil continue for all y e vols, as D r . Richardson had promissed me 
y* I was in hopes to have had subscribers for 2 sets besides M r . Plaxtons & my 
own, I am in hopes from a transcript I have of Lelands Lane : & Yorkshire to 
supply some of the Chasms, but I have not yet had opportunity to collate y m 
... If upon more mature tho'ts you think it worth your cost & trouble to in- 
sert my Lett r about the Securis Lapidea, pray let it be in the next vol. . . . 
If M r . N: have forgot y e last shilling D r . Skelton p d him of mine I shall 
receive it of him again & return it some oth r way tho 5 it wil put me about.' 

April 5. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 29). Cannot fear that anyone will be 
so much wanting to himself as not to be glad of all the succeeding vols, of 
Leland as fast as they come out. 4 1 know not whether y° will have hear'd y* 
y e Master of o r Coll. is dead, & y* y e Coll. have unanimously resolv'd upon our 
friend D r . Jenkin to succeed him in y e mastership, as y e University, in y? 
Margaret Professorship; into w ch I expect e'r I seal this, to hear he was 

April 3-6.] VOLUME XXVIII, PAGES 208-232. 


The Bp. of Durham has given the Parsonage that D r . Pickering had to 
ftl r . Mountague his Nephew, & the Golden prebend to D r . Adams Rector 
of Lincoln-College, who was prebendary of Durham before, but upon this 
promotion his former prebend becomes vacant & 'tis given by the Bp. to 
M r . Eden his Chaplain. So D r . Sacheverell is cutt off from this prospect. 
— Last Night about ten of the Clock died M r . Christopher Wase M.A. 
Fellow of Corpus Christi College in this University, & Son of the late 
M r . Christopher Wase Superior Beadle of the Civil Law in the same 
University. He was a Man of Parts and Integrity. He was buried in the 
Chapell on Friday following. — M rs . Hatton of Childrey in Berks says 
she is Grand-Daughter to Sir Thomas Bodley. She is now in a poor 
Condition. She is a Woman of Virtue. So I am inform'd by one 
M r . Ralph Keddon a diligent Divine & School-Master, who lives within 
two Miles of her. 

April 6 (Fri.). Coyns, Monumental Inscriptions, & ancient Sculptures 
and Impressions more frequently found in the Northern parts of England 
than in other Parts. Sundry Sorts of Metalls, Stones, with much Art and 
Curiosity ingraven, are oft-times found there in the Ruines of some 
demolished Fort, or turn'd up with the plough-share ; as an Urn, propor- 
tioned to the ancient oval Form, found near to the Borough Towne of 
Kendal : wherein were Bones, some solid, others turn'd to Ashes ; of w cn 
an Account in M r . Rich. Brathwayt's Survey of History, pag. 14. 
(Mar. 221). — Livings in All-Souls College Gift. Communicated to me 
by M r . Adderly one of the Fellows of that College. ... — Queen's College 
. . . . — University -College. . . . — Jesus College. . . . — D r . Richardson 
(Richard) had one of the Leland's that M r . Nevil subscrib'd for. . . . M r . 

yesterday chosen w th out competition. On Monday next he will be chosen 
Master, his Predecessor being to be buryed on Saturday, who has left an aug- 
mentation of ab* no 1 per annum to y e Mastership, after y e death of a nephew, 
& after 500 1 rais'd from y e Estate to purchase an Advouzon for y e Coll. he 
has also left y e Coll. 20 1 per annum for 2 Exhibitions appropriated to S*. Paul's 
School, & y* of Dorchester, y e place of his Nativity, & given his books to y e 
Coll. Library, only y* M r . Brome one of the Fellows is to have y e use of y m 
while he stays in y e College. If y e Bp of Ely w d have y e same regard to our 
Coll. y* Bp Gunning had to his, who gave a Living to y e Master ; & give D r . 
Jenkin either of our late Master's other Preferm ts , w ch were a Prebend of Ely, 
& a Living of ab* 200 1 per annum, I sh d be less concern'd y* D r . Gower's 
augmentation of y e Mastership is not like to take place in D r . Jenkin's time, 
however as Master & Professor he will have ab 4 400 1 per annum, & if he 
were not y e Modestest man in the World, he could not fail, I sh d hope, of 
some additional preferm* in a short time : but he will be so far from seeking it, 
y* I am confident he w d be willing to get fairly quit of y e most popular part of 
w* he is now taking, I mean of y e Mastership, & choose rather to live privately 
on the other, than to be thus produc'd into y e World, but I am glad he is 
not herein sufFer'd to please, & to hide himself . . . M r . Harbin . . desires y* 
his degree may not be mention'd, for y* y e Revolution prevented him proceed- 
ing M r of Artsi 

April 6. H. to the Bp. of Carlisle. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 71.) Dr. 
Woodward will doubtless supply him with succeeding vols, of Leland. Will 
discourse with Mr. Thwaites about the Essay for improving Septentrional 
Learning. The undertaker of the Northamptonshire Antiquities ought to 
publish Ld. Lempster's statues. Dr. Musgrave republishes the Disc, upon the 



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Eckton I am told is putting out a Valor Beneficiorum. He belongs to y e 
first Fruits. — John Payne, Buttler of All-Souls Coll. Oxon. in 1569. . . . 
[Notes on Leland, Itin. vol. iii. from Burton's copy]. . . . 


. . . April 8 (Sun.), 1711. This being Low-Sunday the four Easter 
Sermons before the University (preach'd by M r . Lake of X*. Church, M r . 
Davis Vice-principal of Hart-Hall, M r . Lupton of Lincoln Coll. & M r . 
Aubrey of New-College) were repeated by M r . George Ward Fellow of 
University College, who is noted to be a Man of good Assurance. I was 
10 present all the while, & I observ'd an hundred and fourty four Blunders 
some of which were very considerable in performing this Task, and he 
also often read, as was noted not only by myself but by others ; so that 
this ought not to be look'd upon as extraordinary, but a Business that 
may be done by any one else that will take the same Liberty, & has but 
a common stock of Confidence 1 . Some have also remark' d that M r . 
Dennison read frequently when he repeated some years since. 

April 9 (Mon.). Amongst M r . Greaves's Papers in Museo Savil. is a 
Letter of M r . Halls to MX Greaves in commendation of M r . Greaves's 
Discourse of the Pyramids. At the End thus: Commend mee to M r . 

20 Pullein, Sf request him to send mee Phitostorgius. Dat. Oct. 18, 1646. — 
In Scaligeriana (Marshal 329) p. 5. Angli plerique sunt fanatici. tales 
multos novi. — Apella the Name of a Jew. Apella, quod sit sine pelle, quam 
absurda deductio. Credat Judaeus Apella in Horace quoted there by 
Scaliger p. 6. According to this Account therefore 'twas not ignorant 
in the late Author of the History of Embalming to make Apella a proper 
name. — M r . Henry Fellow B.D. has printed a sermon preach'd at the 
Funeral of the late Duke of Rutland. — All Books printed out of the 
Library of Basil good. They lent Books out upon good Security. Sca- 
liger ana. p. 35. Scaliger had a very good opinion of Baudius & Putschius 

30 for their Learning. Ib. p. 36. The English never printed good old 
English Books, only common ones. Ibid. p. 48. He takes our Hugh 
Broughton to be a trifler, & a Madman ib. p. 53. He says there are few 
good things in Brissonius's Formulae, p. 54. The Bp. of Aquin had above 
3000 Statues, amongst w cl1 an admirable one of Antinous. ib. p. 57. He 
had a mighty opinion of Calvin's parts and Judgment, especially in the 
prophetical Books of the Scriptures, p. 58. He speaks well of Sethus 
Calvisius because he follow'd him in his Chronology, p. 59. Savaro pro- 
mis'd a 1000 Capitularia of Charles the Great besides those publish'd by 
Pithceus. Scaliger has but a mean opinion of his Learning, ib. p. 61. 

Bath inscription. Wishes some qualified person would continue Lhwyd's 
Archaeologia ; his papers very confused and imperfect. Dr. Batteley's Antiqui- 
tates Rutupinae nearly finished at the Theatre. 

April 7. Bobt. Fox to H. (Rawl. 5. 120). The bookseller forgot to send 
two copies of Dodwell on Incense : H. shall have them next week. 

1 But this is false report. [? DR. Hudson.] 

April 6-9.] VOL. XXVIII, PAGE 232— VOL. XXIX, PAGE 15. 143 

He says Canisius has publish'd a great deal of foolish Stuff in his Antiq. 
Lectt. p. 61. & talia pleraque sunt in Bibliotheca Sangallensi. ibid, 
p. 61. He speaks scurvily of Carrio. He says he stole a Leafe out of 
Gellius in w cl1 he had corrected the verses of Menander. ib. p. 62. No 
learned Man now amongst the Calvinists but Casaubon. ib. p. 63. Ca- 
saubonus non scribit ut Itali fuse. Est doctissimus omnium qui hodie 
vivunt. ib. p. 65. He thought however that he could write better upon 
Polybius than answer Baronius. He blames the world for letting that 
truly learned Man Castalio dye of poverty, ib. p. 65. Cunaeus est bene 
doctus, sed melancholicus. ibid. pag. 86. Cultri lapidei. Aptiores ferreis 10 
ad circumcisionem, quia ferrum si adhibeatur intumescit caro, hoc vero 
non ; vidi Lugduni duos, & hodie quidam populi adhuc utuntur. p. 86. 
Drusius non est doctus, licet se putet esse doctissimum. ib. p. 97. Gou- 
lartius has written excellently well upon S*. Cyprian. Yet seldome quoted 
or mentioned. Ib. p. 117. Gruter cares not how bad the paper be, so he 
prints many Books, ib. p. 131. The Paris Ed. of Gellius very correct, ib. 
p. 141. Lil. Gyraldus an excels judicious Collector. All his works very 
good. ib. p. 142. Goltzius good for Novices, not for learned Men, p. 
145. Hceschelius no great Graecian, but very diligent, ib. p. 162. Hoto- 
man's Franco-Gallia an Excels Book. ib. p. 166. All Leunclavius's pieces 20 
are good & usefull: but he did not understand old Authors, ib. p. 201. 
And. Masius was a learned Man. He has writ well upon several subjects, 
but excellently (and w ct is his Master piece) upon Josuah. ib. p. 219. 
Muretus writ as well as any of the antients. but 'twas his way to say a few 
things in a great many Words, like the Italians, ib. p. 235. — Having in 
the preface to y e II* 1 Vol. of Leland's Itin. mention' d a Transcript of the 
5 first Vols, of the Itin. in the Hands of M r . Davies, w cil Notice I had from 
M r . Prescot ; since that M r . Prescot hath been so kind as to make farther 
Inquiry, & M r . Davies has been so civil & obliging as to put a great many 
papers of M r . Stowe into his Hands, w ch M r . Prescot hath sent to Oxon 30 
being directed to his son a Young Gentleman of X*. church under the 
Care and Inspection of D r . Stratford. This afternoon M r . Prescot 
shew'd them me, they being sent particularly for my use. But they are 
so confus'd that 'twill be some difficulty to methodize & put them into 
order. However I find that they are not a Transcript of any part of M r . 
Leland's Itinerary, but are M r . Stowes Annals with Improvements ; 
w ch Improvements, at least most of them, are since taken into the folio 
Edition. But besides the Annals, there are a few Sheets concerning the 
Monasteries & other Religious Houses of England, w ch perhaps may be 
part of M r . Stowe's Monasticon. Yet these being also confus'd, & 40 
the Memorandums being but short, no great Matter can be gather'd from 
them. All the papers may nevertheless be of service, to one that is 
compiling an English History, provided they were digested & bound 
carefully up. — Muretus writ Latin very readily & excellently well. As 
ready he was also in speaking Latin. He far excell'd Lipsius. Scali- 
gerana. pag. 237.— Oxoniensi Academiae quidam Eques donavit Biblio- 
thecam, quae constitit 120 mil escus quarente mil live sterlins, une livre 
sterlin fait trois escus, oportet divitem fuisse. accepi catalogum. sunt fere 
omnes libri communes. Quaere whether not S r . Thomas Bodley? A 
malicious reflexion of Scafiger's. — Gruter does not understand Books 5° 



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ibid. p. 251. — Pamelius a learned Man. He writ well. He was of a 
Noble Family. He was modest, & believ'd as he writ. ib. p. 253. 

April 10 (Tu.). M r . Prescot of Christ-Church yesterday told me that 
D r . Stratford had got D r . Mill's Copy of the Marmora Oxon. in w ch Dr. 
Mill had made divers Corrections, & that he (M r . Prescot) had inserted 
the said Corrections in a Copy of the worse paper for D r . Stratford's own 
use, he designing to part with the other to a Friend in London. Now 
as for D r . Mill's Corrections they are of no great moment, as I remember 
I learn'd from consulting some of them in his Life-time ; it being a part of 

10 Learning in w cl1 he had but mean Skill : & as for this Copy of D r . 
Stratford's I suppose it may have been one of D r . Aldrich's Books, & yt 
D r . Aldrich might get it from that Knave (for such I take him to be in 
the main) Ned Thwaites of Queen's Coll. Having seen D r . Aldrich's 
Book it ought to go to X*. Church library & without doubt 'twill be put 
there (if 'twere his) but it may be D r . Stratford is willing to have the 
Observations Copied first of all. But this is all uncertain. I have far 
better Observations than D r . Mill's in some of D r . Smith's papers, D r . 
Smith having much better skill that way, & I wish we had purchas'd for 
the Bodlejan Library his Book of the Marbles in w ch there were Emen- 

20 dations. I heard a certain Man reproach the University for it lately. — 
4°. G. 5. Th. A Short Account of the Life & Death of M^. Margaret 
Ducke Wife of D r . Arthur Ducke. This all by W. Gouge. The said 
Arthur Ducke has prefix'd a Letter to Gouge, not taken Notice of by Anth. 

April 11 (Wed.). 4 0 . A. 60. Gallicantus Johannis Alcok Episcopi 
Eliensis ad confratres suos curatos in sinodo apud Bernwell. xxv. die 
Mensis Septembris. Anno Millesimo. cccc. nonagesimo octavo. A Wooden 
Cut, the Bp. in a pulpit, on each side two pillars, on w ch a cock, under- 
neath the Clergy attentively hearing him. On y e Backside the same 

30 picture. A Cock in the Next page, just before the beginning of the 
Speech, w ch is Apprehendite dilectissimi filij disciplinam pair is veslri: &c. 
'Twas printed by Richard Pynson. — 4 0 . A. 28. Th. Tractatus solemnis 
fratris Egidij de ordine fratrum Augustinensium de peccato originali. — 
Impressus et finitus Oxonie A nativitate Domini m.cccclxxix. xiiii. die 
mensis Marcij. 'Twas one of M r . Burton of X*. Church's Books. — 
This Day at 2 Clock was a Convocation in w clx the Proctors of the fore- 
going Year laid down their Office, & those for the current Year (viz. M r . 
Bradshaw of New-College & M r . Girdler of Wadham-College) were 
admitted. M r . Dennison, Senior proctor for the last Year, as usual, made 

40 a Speech ; w cl1 was far worse than I exspected. For in this Speech he 
mention'd hardly one thing that had been transacted for the Credit of the 
University. He was somewhat long in reflecting upon the University for 

April 10. H. to Thoresby. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 71b.) Will send, as 
soon as the Ss. for vol. ii is paid, three copies of vol. iii, one being a present. 
Mr. Fothergill a religious, conscientious, learned man. Has seen an advt. of 
Britannia Antiqua &> Nova being in preparation, to form part of the Atlas 
Geographies, of which H. has but a very mean indifferent opinion. Wishes 
Camden were printed accurately in Latin, with improvements. Who wrote 
Antiquities of Stamford? 

April 9-11.] 



creating M r . Palmer Master of Arts, & took occasion to vilifie the Bp. 
that recommended him. Afterwards (having just mention'd D r . Halley, 
without saying one word of his Apollonius) he proceeded to the Press, & 
upon that occasion said nothing of any one Book except Inett's Conti- 
nuation of Stillingfleet's Eccl. History and M r . Trapps Praelectiones 
poeticae. He spoke honourably of the former, said 'twas done with exqui- 
site Skill & judgment, admirable fine Language, & I know not what, 
plainly shewing that he talk'd with little or no skill himself. For 'tis 
certain (& I have had it from the best Judges of these Affairs) that the 
Book is done with little Care, Skill, or Judgment, & will not bare an 10 
Examination. Trapp's Lectures he commended as highly. But alass ! 
'tis trivial ; & 'twould have been much better if he had not said one tittle 
of either of these Books w ch will not (I believe) be look'd upon as any 
thing for the Credit of the University Press. As for his Complements 
upon the Vice-Chancellor & his Brother Proctor, I pass them by as im- 
material ; but I must remark that according to all Accounts I can learn 
(for I was not then present) his Brother Proctor's Speech (viz. M r . 
Williams's of Exeter) was much better & far more worthy of praise. 
Instead of all this stuff M r . Dennison should have took occasion to have 
spoke of the great Loss Religion, Learning, & the University have suffer'd 20 
by the Death of that Great Man D r . Aldrich. He should have exspatiated 
upon his Modesty, Humility & other Virtues, his excellent Learning & 
Judgment, his Encouraging of all sorts of Scholars, his Zeal for sup- 
port of the Theater press ; & divers other things of y t nature would have 
been proper 1-1 . — Withall he sh ld have mention'd D r . Hudson's III d Vol. of 
Geographers now almost finish'd at the Theater in two Parts. A Work 
highly deserving the Praise and Thanks not only of the University but of 
the whole learned World. A short, modest Commendation of the 
publisher would also have been proper. 'Twould have excited Men (at 
least it ought to do so) to Industry & the Study of good Authors. He 30 
might have said in few Words how well the publisher (D r . Hudson) had 
deserv'd for former Works, & particularly for this w ct he prints at his 
own Expense. And upon this Topick he might (if at all necessary or 
expedient) have reflected upon us for not encouraging & better providing 
for so excellent a Man as D r . Hudson. 'Twould certainly have been 
a much better Reflexion than to expose us about Palmer. When he had 
done with this good Book he might have mention'd an excellent little 
Book of D r . Battley's, now almost printed at the Theater, call'd Antiqui- 
tates Ritupinae. 'Tis a Book well written in Latin & has divers excellent 
things that will be of incomparable Advantage to our English Antiquaries. 40 
These two Books (I mean IX Hudson's & IX Battely's) are really Books 
of solid Learning, will last, & ought to be mention'd hereafter in the 
Annals of the University, where such Books as Trapp's ought not to have 
a place. When he was speaking of the III d Vol. of Geographers he might 
have told his Auditors that a piece formerly publish'd by the most celebrated 
M r . John Greaves was reprinted amongst them. A Short Character of that 
great Man would have been requisite ; & then would have been a fit occa- 
sion to have brought in D r . Halley, & of inlarging upon his Apollonius"" 1 . 


1-1 This is rightly scratch'd out. 



[1711 : 

April 12 (Th.). On Monday last dyed S r . Charles Duncornbe, Alder- 
man of London, who by ^ancking got the best Estate of any Commoner 
in England. He has left the Main of his Estate to a Brother's Son, being 
unmarried himself. — 4 0 . B. 5. Th. The Remains of the Lady Gethin, 
Lond. 1700. The II d Edition. With her picture in Metzo-Tinto prefix'd. 
At the End her Funeral Sermon, with the Inscription on her Monument. 
The Monument it self is also represented. The Monument is in West- 
minster Abbey, but she was buried with her Ancestors at Hollingbourn in 
Kent. They have also printed the Monument & Inscription in the 

10 Monuments of Westminster lately but very faultily & not near so exactly 
& accurately as here. The Funeral Sermon was preach' d by D r . Birch, 
prebendary of Westminster. This Excell*. Lady died in the 2 1 Year of 
her Age. — 4 0 . B. 16. Th. Cuthberti Tonstalli in Laudem Matrimbnij 
oratio habita in sponsalibus Marise Hen. 8 vi . filiae & Francisci Francorum 
Regis filij. Towards the Latter End of w cn is a mighty character of the 
Beauty & perfections of the Lady Mary. — The Parish of Gamlingey in 
Huntingtonshire has Glebe, being given by the Abbey of Sautre in Hunt- 
ingtonshire. I have seen An Account of this in an old parchment in 
a Box of Merton Coll. in w cn Box are a vast Number of other old Writ- 

20 ings all belonging to the said Parish of Gamelingaye. 

April 13 (Fri.). Last night being with M r . Burg a young Gentleman, 
a Forreigner, lately admitted a Student in y e publick Library he put into 
my hands a MS*, of his own writing w cn he intitles, Spicilegium Observa- 
tionum Sf Vindiciarum Ignatianarum, quibus breviores S. Martyris Epistolas 
genuinas esse denuo probatur. Arguments Sf Objedionibus adversus easdem 
a V. CI. Guil. Whistono adductis nuperrime respondetur, Loca complura 
illarum, aliorumque scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum nonnulla illustrantur^ nec 
non in Hceresin Marcelli orthodoxis imputatam ac adorationem Spiritus S. 
negatam ex Patribus antiquis Appendicis loco inquiritur. I spent about 
30 half an hour's time in turning over the Leaves of this Spicilegium. The 
Author shews himself throughout to be a vain, conceited young Man. 
He is tedious and very dry, spends a great deal of time in correcting the 
Text of Ignatius by Conjecture, & takes all occasions to criticise upon other 
Ecclesiastical Writers. In short the Book is a meer Rhapsody, done 
with no Skill, & 'twill be much better to say nothing after the Excellent 
Bp. Pearson than to publish to the World such confused Stuff, w cn will 
rather do service to M r . Whiston's Cause than invalidate the Arguments 

April 12. J. C. Wolf to H. [In Latin.] (Rawl. 25. 60.) How is H's. 
ed. of Cicero progressing ? What is Dodwell engaged on ? Wolf's ed. of a 
century of unpublished letters of Libanius, from the Oxford MS., will be pub- 
lished shortly at Leipzig. Has printed and sent to Menckenius, editor of the 
Acta Lipsiensia, a letter on the recent Cambridge ed. of Hierocles, containing 
emendations from a Medicean MS., Has not heard the cause of Bentley's 
4 controversiae cum suis.' Fabricius to publish immediately a new part of his 
Bibl. Graeca, &c. Borner's Photius not yet complete. Berger has not aban- 
doned his idea of a new ed. of Aristides. Introduces the bearer. 

1 He got this vast Estate chiefly by cheating King James the II d and his Master & 
by other vile Practises & abominable Acts. 

April 12-16.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 28-40. 


he has endeavour'd to alledge. However these Collections may be of use 
to a skillfull Man, & M r . Burg may communicate them, if he think fit, to 
some such person, at least 'twill be proper for him to keep them by him 
& improve them by degrees (as Judgment ripens) to a neat, & judicious 
Discourse ; tho' I must needs say I do not exspect any great matter from 
him in this sort of Learning. I deliver'd him his papers back again this 
Morning. I ask'd him whether he design'd to print them. He insinuated 
as if he did, only he would first of all send them to D r . Grabe. I agreed 
that 'twould be proper for D r . Grabe to look them over ; but told him 
that if he did not put them into his hands he should keep them by him 10 
for some time, & improve them by degrees. This is all I said to him, 
tho' I meant thereby that he should not permitt them to see the light as 
they are. — D r . John Owen writ & printed a Preface to James Durham's 
Clavis Cantici: or, An Exposition of the Song of Solomon. Lond. 1669. . . 
W ch preface is not mention'd in A. Wood. — That great Man Joannes 
Freinshemius died in the 52^ Year of his Age. See his Life in Spizelius 
Templum honoris reseratum. ... 

April 14 (Sat.). Letters from Flanders inform that the Dauphin of 
France is Dead of an Apoplexy, being the III d Fit. — Barthius was but 
18 Years old when he did Claudian. See his Life in Spizelius's Tempi. 20 
Hon. res. p. 381. A II d Tome of his Adversaria MS. but never pub- 
lish'd. Vide ib. p. 387. — Gemma Frisius died in the 47$* Year of his 
Age. He declin'd honourable preferment, choosing a private Life. See 
Elogia e Thuano per Barksdale, p. 40. . . . Sleidan died in the 51 Year 
of his Age. Ibid. pag. 46. John Pena that Eminent Mathematician died 
in the 30 th Year of his Age. Ibid. p. 56. Perionius blam'd for not 
keeping more nearly to the Words of Aristotle in his Version ; w ch hap- 
pen'd thro' his over-nice Study of Eloquence in that Translation, ib. 
p. 68. Stephanus Boetianus Burdigalensis, admirando vir ingenio & 
multiplici eruditione cum exquisita facundia conjuncta insignis, ultimum 30 
diem obijt anno 1563. quum vix annum trigesimum tertium excesserat. 
Opera quaedam postuma exstant, satis elegantia. ibid. p. 91. Sebastianus 
Castalio died in the 48 Year of his Age. ibid. p. 95. 

April 15 (Sun.). Quaere who the Author of the Letter to M r . 
Dodwell that occasion'd his Discourse of Incense ? The Author seems 
to be of the same Opinion about Immortality with M r . Dodwell. — A 
Quintus Curtius in the Colbertin Library above 800 Years old. See in 
the preface to Monfaucon's Palasographia Graeca. 

April 16 (Mon.). Gesner was scarce 49 Years of Age when he died. 
See in the Thuanean Lives pag. 103. publ. by Barksdale. Turnebus died 40 
the same Year viz. 1565. he was only 53 Years of Age. Onuphrius died 

April 14. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 143). Is very ready and 
hearty to encourage Leland, more for the worth of H.'s own antiquities than 
his. Please entitle S. only Bart. — To Dr. Hudson. 'I accept of y r kind 
offer of 300^ if six per Cent, will be interest enough. I wish to be w th y u to 
hear more of y e fair Lady in Herefordsh. & of my Godson. I hope. If y u pay 
y e money to M r . Lund by Temp. Bar I will send y u a bond or Land Security.' 
Repudiates the charge of having given Dr. Coney a character unworthy of a 

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an. 1568. being not quite 39 Years old. ib. p. 131. Peter Ramus was 
murder' d ; w cl1 so astonish'd Lambin, & struck him with such Horror, 
that he died soon after, ibid. p. 152. Guil. Canterus was not quite 33 
Y rs . old w n . he died. ib. p. 183. W m . Xylander died in the 40^. Year of 
his Age. He was always extreme poor. ib. p. 184. Josias Simler was 
only 45 Y rs . old w n . he died. ibid. P. Victorius died 1585. being above 
90 Years old. pag. 236, 237. Jacobus Pamelius scarce 51 Years of Age 
when he died. ibid. pag. 258. Sylburgius died in the Y r . 1596. He was 
not an old Man, but his Death was hasten'd by excessive labour & study. 

10 ib. p. 331. The same Year died Janus Dousa in the 24 th . Year of his Age, 
juvenis admirabili ingenio, excellenti doctrina cum rara morum suavitate 
conjuncta praeditus. ibid. — D r . Hickes had an hundred Guineas of Prince 
George for his Dedication of Thesaurus Lingg. Sept. So D r . Hickes himself 
told D r . Foulkes of Jesus College. — 4 0 . D. 20. Th. The last parte of the 
Mirour for Magistrates, &c. by W m . Baldwin. Lond. 1574. This II d . 
part of Baldwin's Mirrour I had not taken notice of before, otherwise I 
should have mention'd it in a Letter I writ lately to Sir Philip Sydenham. 
Anthony Wood never saw it, nor heard that 'twas printed, whence it hap- 
pens that he has committed gross Mistakes about it, as will be easily 

20 gather'd by such as compare it w tlx what he has said. 

April 17 (Tu.). M r . Whiston was expell'd from Cambridge on the 30^. 
of October last. See a Letter of M r . Maittaire's to the Speaker of the 
House of Commons & other Members of Parliam*. for the Universities. 
This Maittaire has also written a Letter to the Convocation ; & both of 
them are against Whiston. — The Hand Writing of D r . Rich. Bancroft 
Bp. of London before a Book in Qto. D. 22. Th. 

April 18 (Wed.). De Tropaeis vide Tull. Orat pro Marcello 376. Ed. 
Cellarij. Cellarius autem inquit : Fuerunt monumenta rrjs tS>u woke/wop 
Tporrrjs. Erant autem vel lapidum moles, Flor. 3. 216. vel arbores suc- 
30 cisis ramis, Virg. JEn. xi. v. 5. & 83. quibus adfigebantur hostium arma 
atque spolia. — The Dauphin of France did not dye of an Apoplexy, but 
of the small-pox, after 3 or 4 Days sickness, in the 49 t]l . Year of his 
Age ... ~ 

April 20 (Fri.). We have News from Germany of the Death of the 
Emperor, being a little above 30 Years of Age. He died of the small- 
pox after six Days Illness. — Memorandum that the Book call'd The 
Mirrour of Golde to the sinfull souk &c. (4 0 . L. 57. Th.) translated out 
of French into English by Margaret Countess of Richmond, Mother to 
King Hen. VII. was printed at London by Rich. Pynson, & that our Copy 
40 belong'd formerly to Rich d . Pytt. who gave 4 d . for it, as appears from his 
Note at the End. — The Ancients us'd two II for E. See an Example 
from an old Inscription in Mabillon's Iter Italicum. . . — Littera U quad- 
rata passim in Codice MS. pervetusto Virgilij, in Bibl. Vat. oceurrit, ut 

April 20. Dr. Musgrave to H. (Rawl. 8. 154). Cannot get vols, i and 
ii of Leland. ' I will send Julius Vitalis in his Exeter Dress (tho it be of a 
course Serge) to wait on you, and pay his respects to his first, & one of his 
best Friends.' Thanks for information cone. U and V in MSS. &c. Will 
delight to see Camden and Tully, as well as Leland. 

April 10-20.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 40-56. 


notat Mabillonius ibid. p. 63. De quo monendus CI. Musgravius Exoni- 
ensis. About the settling the Art of printing at Rome some remarkable 
Things ibid. pag. 64. 

In the Town of Stourbridge in Worcestershire is a Free Grammar 
School founded by K. Ed. 6. the Charter bearing date June 1 7 in the 6 th . 
Year of Ed. 6. constitutes 8 Governors inhabitants of the parish of Old 
Swinford to nominate & chuse a Master and usher for the Schoole who 
have each a convenient House allow'd them. The Master has a salary 
of between 40 and 50H. per Annum, the usher of between 20 and 30H. 
per annum. The Schoole is free for the Inhabitants only of the said 10 
parish. Near the same Town is an Hospital built and endow'd by Tho. 
Foley of Witley Esq. wherein 60 poor Boys chosen out of the neighbour- 
ing parishes are taught to read, write, cast Accounts, and instructed in the 
principles of Religion. The Hospital supplies them with Meat, Drink, 
Clothing, Lodging and all necessaries 'till they are fit to be put forth as 
Apprentices, and then each Boy is new clothed, & 4H. given to his Master 
to take him Apprentice & find him Clothes the 7 Years of his Service. 
This Hospital was erected in the year 1667 & boys put into it about the 
Year 1670. M r . Foley left his 3 Sons & their Heirs, and about 16 other 
Neighbouring Gentlemen Trustees for the Governm*. and Management 20 
of the Hospital, who appoint one Master, one Steward, one House- 
Keeper, one Servant Man, and two Maids for immediate Management of 
the Business. In the same parish is a new Schoole erected by John 
Wheeler Esq. and endow'd with about 24H. per annum, given for ever for 
the teaching a convenient Number of poor Children to read, write, learn 
their Catechism, &c. In the parish Church of Old Swinford where the 
said M r . Wheeler was interr'd is a handsom monument erected by his 
Widow with this Inscription. 

To the Sacred Memory of John Wheeler of | Woollaston Esqu r , Justice of 
Peace for the | County of Worcester; who departed this | life the 27 th day 30 
of November, Anno Dom. | 1708. | in the 63 d Year of his Age; | A Man of 
sincere piety ; a true Lover of the Church ; | An upright Magistrate ; a loyal 
Subject ; a most loving | Husband, and Indulgent Father ; of a peaceable 
and I courteous disposition, | an useful Neighbour, charitable | to the poor, 
and dear to all. He had by his first wife | 5 Daughters, one of which died an 
Infant, and by his | second 4 Sons and 6 Daughters, three of which died | in 
their Infancy. Mary the latter of his Wives, Daughter | of John Astley of the 
Honble House of Wolvey | in the County of Warwick Esq r . his mourn- 
full I Relict, out of a true Zeal and Affection for his Memory, | erected this. 

The aboves d Account communicated to me by M r . John Perks Master 40 
of the Hospital near Stourbridge by the Hands [of] the Reverend M r . 
Richard Edwards formerly A. B. of University- College. 

. (A Table of the several Charities given to Old Swinford by W m . Sea- 
bright of London Esq r . w°h Table is hanging in the said parish CL of 
Old Swinford. The Table relates to his other Charities also.) 

The (Memorial of the *) righteous shall be had in Everlasting Remembrance 
Psalm 112. verse 6. 

1 (These words should be omitted.) 


[1711 : 

A brief Memorial of charitable Acts and Deeds of that worthy and worship- 
full deceased Christian, William Seabright of London. Esq 1 " : a Patern of 
Religious Pietie, to incite and move the Minds of others in the Blessings of 
Almighty God upon their Substance to be good to the poor. Imprimis the 
said worthy Gentleman by assurance of Lands hath conveyed and assured 
over in his Life time unto the Parish of Old Swinford an Alms of fourteen 
pence weekly for ever for the providing and buying of fourteen peny fine 
Wheaten Loves. The which said Wheaten Bread upon every Sabbath Day 
during the time of Divine Service, or Sermon, to be placed on the Com- 

10 munion-Table, and after the End thereof to be distributed and delivered to 
fourteen of the poorest and neediest Inhabitants of the Parish of Old 
Swinford ; and likewise hath allowed Yearly to be paid by the same 
Assurance to the Clerk of the said parish for the time being, or to some other 
Honest Man, that shall undertake the oversight, Carriage, and placing of the 
said Bread upon the Communion-Table and delivering the same unto the said 
poor Inhabitants, (the Sum of six Shillings and eight pence.) These w ds not 
in the Table ; but M r . Edwards says the Clerk receives that sum & infers 
thence y fc the rest have the same.) Item, the like Alms of Bread and Wages 
to the several Clerks for carrying the same, in manner before mentioned, is 

20 accordingly assured and conveyed unto these several near adjoyning parishes, 
viz : Woolverley, Kinver, Bewdley, Kidder-Minster, Aveley, and Chadsley, to 
the same use, and so to continue for ever. Item, further in Wolverley, 
as aforesaid, being the parish where he was borne, the said worthy deceased 
Gentleman (in his Life time) hath erected one Free Grammar-School 
made of Stone, and hath given to the Maintenance of a School Master there 
twenty pounds Sterling for ever. Item, lastly, the said worthy deceased 
Gentleman by his last Will and Testament hath given, and bequeathed unto 
the most poor and needy Inhabitants of Old Swinford aforesaid the Sum of 
ten pounds of lawfull English Money. The w cl1 Sum of ten pounds by the 

30 general Assent and Consent of the chiefest Men of the said parish is laid forth 
amongst other Moneys to the erecting and new building of an Alms- House 
made of Brick standing at the South-East End of the Township of Stour- 
bridge, situate within the said parish of Old-Swinford. 

This Gift of Bread began to take Effect the first Sunday after the Feast day 
of All Saints (being in his Life time) in each and every of the parishes above 
said, Anno Domini 161 8. 

(Note that y e Memorial of Esq r . Seabright's Charity in general, as above 
written, is hung up in a Table by itself in Old Swinford Parish Church 
But his particular Charity to the Parish of Old Swinford is written among 
4° other persons Charitable Acts to the said parish and hung upon a Table 
with them thu's express'd.) 

A Memorial of the Charitable Gifts and Benevolences given to the parish o 
Old Swinford and Town of Stour-Bridge by charitable and well disposed 
persons now deceased for a Remembrance of their never dying Names. The 
Memory of the Just is Blessed. Prov. 10. 7. Blessed is he that considereth 
the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of Trouble. Ps. 41. 7. The 
liberal Soul shall be made fat ; and he that watereth, shall be watered also 
himself. Prov. 11. 25. He that hath pity on the poor, lendeth unto the 
Lord ; and that, which he hath given, will he pay him again. Prov. 19. 7. 
50 O quae stultitia est ! Deus emit sanguine servos, | Mercari exiguo nos piget 
sere Deum? Give and it shall be given unto you. Luke 6. 38. Given by 
William Seabright late of London Esq r . deceased the Sum of fifty six Shillings, 
four pence Yearly for ever, for the buying and providing of thirteen peny 
worth of White or Wheaten Bread, to be distributed upon every Sabbath 
Day for ever hereafter to the poorest Inhabitants of this parish. Given by 
Lawrence Palmer late of Alcester Yeoman deceased the sum of ten pounds; 

April 20.] 


the Benefit thereof to remain to the use of the poor of this Parish for ever. 
Given further by the aforesaid worthy Gentleman William Seabright Esq 1 ", by 
his last Will the Sum of ten pounds to the use of the poor of this parish. 
With which two several Sums of ten pounds lastly mention'd John Sparrie 
late of Stour Bridge Gentleman deceased (with the Consent of the Inhabitants 
of this Parish) hath erected two Almes-Houses in Stour-Bridge aforesaid, and 
by his Deed assured the said Houses for the use and Habitation of the poorest 
Inhabitants of Stour-Bridge for ever. Given by Edmund Brand, late of 
Dunclent in the County of Worcester Gent : deceased the Yearly Sum of six 
Shillings eight pence, to the use of the poor of this Parish for ever. Given by 10 
M rs . Margaret Dallyber late of Southam in the County of Glocester Widdow 
deceased ten pounds. The Benefit thereof to remain to the poor of this 
Parish for ever. Given by Nicholas Archbould, late of the City of Worcester, 
Gent, deceased the Sum of twenty Pounds. The Benefit thereof to remain 
to the use of the poor of this Parish for ever. Given by John Lyddiatt late 
of Wollaston-Hall Esq 1 ', deceased the Sum of ten Pounds. The Benefit 
thereof to remain to the use of the poor of this parish for ever. Given by 
Richard Hattolf late Parson of this parish, the Sum of ten Pounds. The 
Benefit thereof to remain to the use of the poor of this parish for ever. 
Given by John Sparrie late of Stour-Bridge Gent, deceased the Yearly Sum 20 
of seven Shillings and six pence, to be equally distributed to fifteen of the 
poorest People of this parish yearly on Easter Day for ever. Which Gift the 
said M r . Sparrie began and continued in his Life-Time. Given by Edward 
Archbold late of Stourebridge Yeoman deceased, the Yearly Sum of fourty 
Shillings for ever, to be Distributed among the poorest Housholders within 
the parish of Old-Swinford & Town of Stour-Bridge upon New- Years day and 
Good Friday Yearly for ever. Given by George Winshurst late of Stour- 
Bridge Yeoman deceased, the Yearly Sum of Six Shillings eight pence for 
ever, to be distributed amongst twenty of the poorest people of the Town of 
Stour-bridge upon Good Friday Yearly for ever. Given by John Compson 30 
late of Woollaston Yeoman deceased the Sum of five pounds. The Benefit 
thereof to remain to the poor of this parish for ever. Given by Richard Foley 
late of Stour Bridge Gent, deceased to the Governors of the Free-Grammar- 
School of Stourbridge the Sum of twenty pounds, to be by them Yearly set 
out to four or more poor young Beginners of the said Town at twelve pence 
per pound, and the Interest Money to be distributed Yearly every Easter 
Even to the poor of the said Town and parish for ever. This Memorial was 
composed and set in order by the especial Direction and Oversight of M r . 
Richard Foley and William Winshurst Church- Wardens for the Years 1650. 
and 1657. These Gifts are more fully and at large recorded in the Register 40 
Book of this Parish of Old Swinford. Whereunto Relation being had it doth 
and may more plainly appear. Jacobus Dalton scripsit. 

The aforesaid M r . Richard Foley lyeth interr'd in the Chancel of Old 
Swinford Church, having this Inscription upon his Grave-Stone. Richard 
Foley Esq r . died the Sixth of July 1657. aged 77. Years. Alice his Wife 
lieth buried by him with this Inscription upon her Grave-Stone : Alice the 
Wife of Richard Foley Esq 1 ", died the 26 th of May 1663. aged 75. — The 
Inscriptions upon the Monuments of M r . Joseph Baker and John Baker. 

Reverend. Josephus Baker A. M. | filius Johannis Baker ex Elisabetha 
conjuge I filij Edvardi Moseley de Whittington generosi | Alterno vixit 5° 

Elisabeths Godsall ( . ) denatae, 

Annaeque Swynfen \ u U1S \ superstitis 

Et mortuum mori hoc vetantis marmore. | Presbyter fuit | par optimis, 
doctissimisque aevi sui ; veri tenax ; vere pius ; paci, gregi, | Deo vacavit. 
praeco facundus, potens, | frequensque (dum par esset & sibi integrum,) | silere 
cum seclum, mori caelum jubet. | Discas viator | Bonis in ipsis cautibus cautum 


[1711 i 

est bene. | Obijt 25 0 Martij Anno j j^fe^* j ineunte 1 . Kai ovrat 

irdvTOTe avu Kvpico eaofieda. I Th. 4. 17. 

Juxta S. E. I (Supradicti Josephi frater germanus) Johannes | M. A. & Eccl. 
Angl. presbyter Wigorn : | in Eccles. paroch. de Hadsor | qui | sacro fonte 
renatus Jul. 16. 1631. | denatus est Dec, 6. 1678. — H. S. E. J Simon Ford S. 
T. D. I Devoniensis j Hujus Ecclesiae per xxn | Annos Rector | juxta Mar- 
tham Stampe Redingensem | conjugem fidelissiraam | Obijt ille 7 0 Aprilis 
1699 0 Anno j aetatis octogesimo. Obijt ilia 13 0 Novemb : | Anno Domini 
1684 0 . 

10 Within the Rails that inclose the Communion Table there are three 
Grave-Stones^; under one of which lies interr'd the Body of M r . Rob. 
Foley Brother to the Founder of the Hospital & Father of M r . Robert 
Foley of Stour Bridge. The Stone hath this Inscription upon it: 
Robertus Foley Ar. obijt | 19 0 . die Novembris 1676. | Anno aetatis 
suae 53 0 . | His first wife lyeth buried by him with this Inscription upon 
her Grave- Stone: Anne the Wife of Robert Foley | Esq r . died the 15 th . 
of August 1673. aged 49 Years. The 3 d . Grave- Stone within the Com- 
munion Table rails in the Chancel of Old Swinford cover'd the interr'd 
Body of Nathaniel Foley, Brother to the present M r . Philip Foley of 

20 Prestwood. It had a large Inscription and an Epitaph upon it. The 
Inscription was very much defaced, & M r . Edwards could read little 
besides the Date of his Death & his Age as followeth: — Obijt 27 0 . die 
Aprilis I Anno Domini 1673 | aetatis suae 16 0 . Job 14. 2. He cometh 
forth like a flour & is cut down. — The Epitaph is as followeth. Epita- 
phium tetrastichon | Flos juvenum, exemplarque senum, patriae decus & 
spes; I Deliciae Matris, deliciaeque patris. | Ingenium lepor & pietas, 

horumque patronus, | Cuncta uno hie j ^ ™° j Nathaniele jacent. 

This last Stone was lately taken up and Robert Foley Esq r . the Son of 
30 the above mention'd Robert Foley Esq r . was buried under it, & not far 
from his Grave, viz. in the South side of the Cnancel Wall is a fair 
Monument erected with this Inscription : Near this place lyeth | Robert 
Foley Esq r : who | died the 27 th of September 1702. | Anno aetatis 51°. 
At the West End of the Church of Old Swinford in y e Church Yard was 
buried M r . Wilsby, with this Inscription upon his Grave Stone : Thomas 
Wilsby Gent. M r . of Arts of | Emanuel College in Cambridge | Lately 
Minister at Womborne in | Staffordshire, and founder of a | School at 
Spalding, | Died August 5 th . | anno aetatis 63. Anno Domini 1682. By 
MX Wilsby lyes M r . Broadhurst lately Master of the Hospital with this 
40 Inscription upon his Grave Stone : Here was buryed the Body of M r . 
John I Broadhurst July 14 th . 1681. 

The Date of Loughton-Chapel in Shropshire over it's South Window : 
This Chappel was built by the right worthy Bonham Norton Esq r . in the 
year of our Lord 1622. And over the East window of the same Chappel 
there is cut in the Stone, N N : D : 1622. B : N. — Inscriptions upon 
Monuments & Grave Stones in Cofton Chapel in Worcester-Shire : In 
the South Wall of the Chancell is this Inscription: Here lyeth the 
Bodies of William | Babington of Corborow in the | County of Stafford 

April 20-22.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 71-91. 


Esq* : and Eleanor his Wife | one of the Daughters of Sir Edward Little- 
ton of Pilleton | in the County of Stafford Knight. | The said William 
deceased in the | Year 1625 : and the said Eleanor | Babington deceased 
the 30 th . of October | 167 1. Inscription upon a Grave-Stone under the 
Communion Table : Anne the wife of Richard Skinner | Gent : Daughter 
to Francis Dingley | Esq r . departed the 26 th . of July | Anno 161 5. of the 
age of 36 : | With her are buried Stephen and Elizabeth | her Children. 
In the North Wall of the Chancell is a fair Monument erected, with this 
Inscription upon it : 

Hereunder is interred the Body of | Margaret Daughter of Sir Edward | 10 
Littleton of Pilleton-Hall in the | County of Stafford K*. wife of | Richard 
Skinner Esq r . who de | ceased the 25 th of August 1651. | Aged 63 Years. 
Also the I Body of Margaret Daughter of | the s^. Richard Skinner, and | Wife 
of Thomas Jolliffe of Cofton | Esq 1 '., by whom she had Issue 5 sons & 2 
Daughters, and | died January the 6 th 1647, | aged 27 Years, and 2 Months. | 
They were eminent Examples | of Virtue and Goodness, for | the pre- 
servation of whose I worthy Memories the said | Thomas Jolliffe erected this 

On the North Side of the Chancell of Cofton-Chappell is a Monum* of 
Alabaster with the following Inscription round the Stone : Hie Jacent 20 
corpora Willelmi Leysettur Domini de Cofton Hacket, Elionorae et Annae 
uxorum suarum. Qui quidem Willelmus obijt die ... . domini mille- 
simo CCCCC. — Et dicta Elionora fuit fllia Cornicij Worley Armigeri et 
obijt in septimana paschse A 0 . Domini millesimo CCCCC°. Upon this 
Stone the Images of the said W m . Leysettur & his two Wives. 

Old Swinford is divided into six Hamletts, viz. Swinford Hamlett, 
Stour-Bridge Hamlett, Woscot Hamlett, Leigh Hamlett, Amble-coat 
Hamlett & Woollaston-Hamlett. part of the parish lyeth in Worcestershire 
& part in Staffordshire, viz. Amblecoat Hamlett is in the County of Staf- 
ford. The parish is much improv'd in Riches, & especially in the Number 30 
of it's Inhabitants by the Cloth-Trade & Glass-Houses, wherein are made 
drinking Glasses &c. Bottles & broad-Glass for windows, & also in the 
making of pipes. 

April 21 (Sat.). Stlitibus for litibus in old Inscriptions. See Mabillon's 
Iter Ital. p. 126. 

April 22 (Sun.). Memorandum that there is a Daily paper comes out 
call'd The Spectator, written, as is suppos'd, by the same Hand that writ 
the Tattler, viz. Captain Steel. In one of the last of these papers is a 
Letter written from Oxon. at four Clock in the Morning & subscrib'd 
Abraham Froth. It ridicules our Hebdomodal Meetings. The said 
Abraham Froth is design'd for D r . Arthur Charlett an empty, frothy 40 

April 22. Bedford, to H. (Rawl. 2. 31). Introduces a pupil, Mr. Chol- 
mondeley, of Holford, Cheshire, who goes to Oxford to be admitted Gen. 
Com. of B.N.C., together with his father and Mr. Johnson, a deprived fellow 
of St. John's Camb. ' Y e young Gent ... is hitherto very innocent & so fond 
of buying books, y* we hope y* only extravagancy he is yet guilty of, will end 
in y e love of y m . . . That determines y m to y* Coll. is, y* his father was of it ; 
& y* D r . Shippon's Father was oblig'd to this Gentleman's near Relation (M r . 
Warren of Stockport in Cheshire, w th y e heir of w ch family I travcll'd) for y 8 



[1711 : 

Man, & indeed the Letter personates him incomparably well, being 
written, as he uses to do, upon great variety of Things, & yet about 
Nothing of Moment. It brings in his Cronys George Clarke of All Souls, 
D r . W m . Lancaster provost of Queens & D r . Gardiner warden of All- 
Souls. D r . Lancaster is call'd in it Sly-Boots & D r . Gardiner is call'd in 
it Dominick. Queen's people are angry at it, & the Common room say 
there 'tis silly, dull stuff, & they are seconded by some that have been of 
the same College. But Men that are indifferent commend it highly, as 
it deserves. 

io April 23 (Mon.). The Old Gauls us'd Greek Letters. See a very 
remarkable Instance in an old Inscription in Mabillon's Iter Ital. p. 141. 
— Antonius Magliabecus ea prseditus est sagacitate, nihil ut ipsum lateat ; 
ea memoria, ut omnes libros habeat in numerato [sic], ipse muse'um inam- 
bulans, & viva qusedam bibliotheca. Ibid. p. 161. — Magliabechi never out of 
Florence but twice in his Life ; once by command of the Duke of Tus- 
cany at Pratum ten Miles from Florence, and another time two Miles 
out of Town at the Abbey of Fesulse with Mabillon. See Ibid. p. 173. — 
The Gallican Sacramentary there ought to be diligently read over at my 
leisure, being publish'd from a MS fc . of above a 1000 Years old in 

20 ye Opinion of Mabillon. He has given a specimen of y e Hand ; & 
there are divers curious things in his Notes concerning the old way of 

April 24 (Tu.). Yesterday early in the Morning died 1 Samuel Adams, 
Doctor of Physick and Fellow of Magdalen College. He was one of the 
Head proctors in the Year 1703. and was an extravagant, haughty, loose 
Man. He went in a long powder'd Wig, & affected the Beau as much as 
any young Spark in Oxford. He was of a peevish, ill. temper, & good 
for nothing at all. His Sister is Wife to the ingenious D r . Newton prin- 
cipal of Hart-Hall. 

30 April 25 (Wed.). St. Mark. Mr. Dodwell's New Book call'd The 
Case in view now in Fact was publish'd last Thursday. 

April 26 (Th.). 4 0 . N. 14. Th. The Cordial, or a Booke de Quatuor 

great Living of y* Town, otherwise this Gent had been determin'd to our 
Coll, partly by me ; but chiefly by good M r . Johnson, who was his Tutor, as 
long as it was thought proper to keep him at home, & has been his father's 
Chaplain ab* 10 years. He was formerly Chaplain, as well as kinsman, to y e 
good Bp of Ely, & had a Living near Camb, as well as a fellowship : w ch latter 
he was forc'd to quit, because he could not take his Bachelour of Divinity's 
degree ; w ch was also my case, & y* of 2 or 3 more ; it being not in y e power 
of y e Coll. to dispense w th y* ; whereas such as either had taken y* degree or 
had not taken y* of A.M. (w ch may be dispens'd w th ) before y e Revolution, 
are by y e favour of our late Master (who stood a Suit w th y e Governm* rather 
than turn y m out) still continued in their fellowships, & I am confident in less 
danger now than ever.' Will send his last two translations, when bound ; does 
not call them a poor present, on account of that excellent performance of the 
good Dean's which accompanies it. [H. notes that he received this letter in 
the Library, April 30, between 2 and 3 in the afternoon.] 

1 He was buried in the College Chapell. 

April 22-28.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 91-102. 


Novissimis translated out of French by Antony E. Rivers, IA Scales. 
Imprinted at Westm. by W. Caxton, 1478. Edwardi 4. an. 19. At the 
End Caxton's Account of some other things printed by him. — 4° N. 
1 6. Th. A Treatyse called the Contemplacyon of Synners | for every daye 
of the weke a synguler Medytacyon. Emp[r]entyd at Westmynster by 
Wvnken de Worde the x. daye of July | the yere of our lorde. 
m.cccc.lxxxxix. 'Twas printed by Command of Rich. Bury Bp. of 
Durham. A Note at the Beginning in writing signifying that Bury him- 
self was Author. — S r . John Cheek's Book of y e Hurt of Sedition com- 
mended in Tho. Norton's Book against Rebellion printed in 8°. 1569. C. 10 
iij. b. (pr. at London by Henrie Bynneman for Lucas Harrison.) — Dr. 
Wallis was a very vain, boasting Man, always desirous of praise, and took 
all occasions to let his Discoveries be publickly known to y e World. 
Divers of the Encomiums given in printed Books were penn'd by himself, 
particularly what is said in D r . Plot's Natural History of Oxfordsh. (con- 
cerning his making dumb persons speak) pag. 281, 282, n. 179, 180, 
181. See D r . Holder's Supplem* to the Phil. Transactions of July 1670. 
4°. R. 58. Th. — Of Robert Doves Benefaction to S*. John's College Oxon. 
See a Book call'd London's Dove &c. 4 0 . R. 32. Th. 

April 27 (Fri.). Tho. Lloyd Esq. late of Wheaten-Hurst in the County 2 o 
of Glocester. His Funeral Sermon preach'd on Tuesday Dec. 2 2 d . 1668. 
by Tho. Woolnough, Rector of the parish of S*. Michael in the City of 
Glocester. (See it printed at Lond. 1669. 4 0 . S. 62, Th.) He was a 
person of singular Modesty, learned and wise in the opinion of all Men 
besides himself ; sparing of Discourse, and apt rather to conceal than 
publish his own worth ; the only Dissimulation wherewith he ever was 

April 28 (Sat.). D r . Bletchingdon of S*. John's College, Chaplain to 
y e L d . Keeper (S r . Simon Harcourt) is made Prebendary of Gloucester, 
worth 100 libs, per annum. He is also prebendary of Rochester. This 30 
Man good for nothing but drinking & keeping jolly Company. — Note 
out of S r . Fra. Kinnaston of Oatly in Salop his Comments on Chaucer's 
Troilus and Cresida. (The said S r . Fr. turn'd that piece into Latin Rhyme, 
& writ also Latin Notes upon it.) 

For Chaucer's Personage it appears by an excellent piece of him, Iimm'd by 
the Life by Thomas Occleve his Schollar and now remaining as a high priz'd 
Jewell in the Hands of my honoured Friend S r . Thomas Cotton K*. and 
Bart, that Chaucer was a Man of an even Stature, neither too high nor too 
low, his Complection sanguine, His Face fleshie, but pale, his Forehead broad, 
but comly smooth and even. His Eyes rather little than great cast most 40 
part downward, with a grave Aspect, His Lipps plump and ruddy & both of 
an equal thickness, the hair on the upper being thin and short of a wheat 
Colour, on his Chin 2 thin forked Tuffs. His Cheeks of like coller with the 
rest of his Face being either shaved or wanting Hair. All which considered 
together with his Witt and Education in y e Cort, and his Favour among Great 
Ladys one of whose Women he married : it was his Modesty made him speake 
of his Unlikeliness to be a Lover. 

This Note I took out of a Book of Mr. Urry of X*. Church, who 
transcrib'd several things of the English Comment from the MS. in the 
Dean of X*. Church (Dr. Aldrich's) Study. g0 


[1711 : 

Another Extract out of that Comment ab* Warts — 

Another thing the Physionomists observe are Warts or Moles, w ch as Lud. 
Septalius the Florentine in his Book de Nsevis or Moles doth affirm to be 
planetary Signatures, w ch if they be upon or near the Nose do signifie 
prosperity. This Kind of wart is smoothe & cannot be taken away but the 
other ugly warts growing upon the Hands I have seen taken away, & that in 
a very strange manner. For let one take in a clear Night, near or at full, 
a bright Silver Bason & hold it without Dores against the Light of the Moon 
rubbing his Hands in the Reflex Beames in the Empty Bason as if he were 
10 washing them in Water for \ a q 1 '. of an Hours time, all his Warts, were they 
never so many, will in a Week's time wither and dye, & his Hands be clear of 
them. This I take to be a hidden property of the Moon's Light & not her 
Influence, & it is probable that the Beams of the Sun in a Golden Bason, or of 
Venus in a Copper one, & so of the rest of the planets may produce such 
admirable Effects, w ch are not yet discovered. 

Ibid. 157. passed primed] 

Our Ancestoufs in Chaucer's time and before divided their Morning 
Devotions into two Spaces i°. fr. 6 of the Morning 'till nine & it was called 
Spacium orationum primarum. The other from 9 a clock 'till twelve, w ch 
20 was call'd Spacium Orationum nonarum, & hence we have our word NOON. 
You will find in the old Records of y e Garter in Windsore Castle that a K*. 
of the Order was fined for being absent the Hour of Orationum primarum or 
Morning prayer. 

Ibid.] 48 himtide^] happeneth. 

We say such a thing betides a Man when an Accident befalls him at a 
certain time. For time and tide are all one. The flowing and ebbing of the 
Sea are called Tides for that they observe certain times. Here it will not be 
improper to remember the merry Northern Adage : 
He y* will fish for a Lancashire Lad 
3° At any time or tide 

Must bait his Hook w th a good Egg py 
Or an Apple w th a red side. 

Ibid.] 159. Game in mine kood.~] 

In Chaucer's time they had but found out the Invention of Felt and Beaver 
Hatts. Before that time they either wore knitt Capps or Silk, or Cloath 
Hoods, as you may see in the prologues. The Invention of Hatts there you 
may see (in the Description of the Merchant, who wore a Flanders Bever 
Hatt). His Meaning is that Cresid should find in or under his Hood some 
Waggery or Merry Conceits. 

4° Specimen of the Acts of the Apostles in Capitals in Bodley. I only 
transcribe the Latin. Chap. III. — 

May 2 (Wed.). D r . Hickes has just publish' d the 2 d Ed. of his Book 
against the Rights of the Church, in two Vols. 8°. — 

On Thursday (April 26 th last) M r . Harley Chancellor of the Exchequer 
appearing after his Recovery was congratulated upon the occasion by M r . 

May 1. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 25. 26). Returned last Friday from Lon- 
don to Hemingford- Abbot. 4 How does D rs . heir proceed in embryo ? ' Sends 
message to Dr. Delaune as to delivery of, and payment for, the two Homers. 
Had but twenty guineas by one of the patrons, and that after six months' 
waiting and a dunning letter, but sent by Sir Andrew Fountaine. 

Apr. 28-May 5.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 103-116. 


Bromley Speaker of the House of Commons. M r . Chancellor return' d 
Answer, w cn is printed together with the Congratulatory Speech. — 
This Morning at 9 Clock was a Convocation in w ch a Letter from the 
Chancellor was read that one M r . Henry Greenshields, a Scotch Man, 
who was made A.M. at Glasgow in 1687 (w ch is no more than Bachelor 
of Arts with us) might be admitted to the Degree of Master of Arts upon 
account of his Sufferings for reading the Common-prayer in Scotland. 
Not a word of his Learning, probity, or any thing but sufferings for the 
Common-prayer ; but what these Sufferings were I cannot very well tell. 
The Letter pass'd; but the House was very thin. There were only five 10 
Doctors, (except Charlett who sat as Vice-Chancellor) viz. D r . Adams 
(Rector of Line.) D r . Holland (warden of Merton) D r . Carter (Provost of 
Oriel) D r . Dobson (president of Trinity) & one of S*. John's College. 
This Greenshields came into England to make his Complaints to Parlia- 
ment. He had 700 libs, offer'd by the Kirk of Scotland if he would not 
make such Complaints. This he refus'd, being resolv'd he said to do what 
service he could ; but the chief service I believe is only to inrich himself, 
he having had large Summs of Money collected for him, & our Colleges 
&c. in Oxon strike in with other Fools to get him Money. He has had 
Preferm* (I am told) offer'd him in England ; but this he likewise refuses 20 
that he may (he says) return again into Scotland to plague the Kirk. 
Thus this vain Man, who does not carry outwardly much Modesty, & 
indeed I am afraid has not much Integrity. Afterwards the same Day he 
was presented to the s d . Degree of A.M. in Congregation by M r . Strong of 
Balliol-College in a fulsome, ridiculous Speech ; & he was then admitted 
by D r . Charlet, or Abraham Froth who mightily caresses this Scotch- 
Man, thinking, it may be, that he shall raise himself by it. — Out of 
Domesday Book for Barkshire. 

ALWARD^i- aurifatvr tenet de rege sotesbroc In benes HundreBa. Vater 
eius tenuit de regina Eddid. Tunc & modo pro vii. hidts. Terra, est viii. carucata- 30 
rum. In dominio sunt ii. carucatae & xxiiii. mYlani & ii. cotagia cum x. carucatis. 
Ibi ecclesia & ii. serui. vii acrae Valuit vii lihras. Modo vi librae. — Rex tenet 
in dominio waltham. Eddid regina tenuit. . . . Tunc -pro viii hidz'.r modo pro 
nichilo. Terra, est xvi. carucatarum. In d^wzz'nio sunt ii. servi & xxxii. uillam. & 
iiii. cotagia cum xv. caxueatis. Ibi iiii. serui. Silua de cl. porcis. T. R. E. & post 
uaXeoat xii. lihras. Modo x. lihras. tamen reddzYus xv. lihras ad pensam. — terra 
Episcopi Dunelmensis. — In Benes HUNDrafo Episcows Dunelm<?«sis tenet de rege 
Waltha;>;z in elemosina. Uluuinus canonicus tenuit de comite Heraldo. . . . Tunc & 
modo pro iii. hidz>. Terra est vi. caxueatarum. In dominio sunt ii. & viii. uiViani 
& iii. cotagia cum iiii. carucatis. Ibi iii. serui & iii. acrae prati. Silua de vi..porcz>. 40 
T. R. E. ualebat lx. solids & post lxx. solidos.. Modo c. solids. — Terra Ecclesiae 
De Certesyge. In Beners Hundreda. Abbatia de Certesyg tenet. Waltham de 
dominico uictu monachorz^vz. T. R. E. tenuit. Tunc & modo se deiendebat pro x. 
hidz>. Terra est xii. carucatarum. In dtwzznio sunt ii. carucatae & xviii. uillo:;zi cum 
x carucatis. Ibi i. seruus & eccl^z'ola & ix. zjcrae pratx. Silua de v. por<rz>. De 
eadem terra tenet Turoldz^J i. hidam & unam villain de abbate. & ibi ha^et ii. 
carucatas. Totum T. R. E. uakbat viii. lihras. Modo pars ahhatis vi. lihras Turoldi 
x. solzafos. 

M r . Brome's Gold Allectus has on the Rev. PAX AVG ML. cum pacis 
figura dex. ramum sin. hastam. He has two Brass ones of the same 50 
prince, the one a most beautifull one, & y e other not so fair. 

May 5 (Sat.). On Wednesday last (May 2 d ) between 6 and 7 Clock 
in y e Evening died suddenly (of an Apoplexy) the RA HonbR Laurence 


[1711 : 

Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, president of the Council, & is succeeded in his 
Honour & Estate by his only Son the IA Hyde Member of pari*, for 
Launceston in Cornwall. — Faireclough & Featly the same Name. See 
D r . Featly's Life p. 4. . . . — S l . Loo Kniveton Esq r . sty I'd by M r . Dods- 
worth (Coll. Vol. 120. a.) a paynefull Searcher of Antiquityes. — When I 
come to consider of M r . Thoresby's Securis lapidea (as he calls it) I must 
have an Eye upon Jo. Picardus's Celtopaedia (4 0 . P. 33. Art. Seld.). 

May 6 (Sun.). A remarkable Story of an intire Body of a noble 
person's being found 78 Years after it had been buried, in M r . Burton's 
o Antiquities of Leycestershire, p. 51. — The Warden 1 of All-Souls College 
has a Statute Book by him in w cl1 he inserts things as he pleases, making 
for the power of y e warden & against the Fellows, an Instance of w cn 
appear'd lately in the Visitation ; but the Fellows against him appeal'd to 
the original Statute Book, & the Knavery was soon detected. This I had 
from some of y e Fellows. 

May 7 (Mon.). Yesterday between 9 and 10 in the Morning it began 
to rain very hard, & continu'd so till after six Clock at Night, accom- 
pany'd with Thunder and Lightning for most part of the time. The like 

May 3. "Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 102). c M r . Gale is in Yorkshire: 
& I have yet had no Return from him. I staid thus long in Hopes of it, or I 
had answer'd what you favour'd me w th of y e 8 th of March sooner. M r . 
Lhwyd was (as you observe) very rude & boorish : & was a mighty Enemy to 
me, on no other Account than only because I did not enter into his Praises in 
my Nat. Hist, of y e Earth. He had been before very lavish & unseasonable in 
Commendations of me ; w ch were neither merited nor proper, and, it seems, 
he intended them as a Kind of Drawing of a Bill upon me, w ch I was to 
answer in my Turn. My protesting of it was what he could never put up : & 
I doubt not but he made ill Impressions on M r . Parry, as he indeavord on 
some others. But I had rather he should do that, than I sett all my Readers 
o' Laughing . . . Did I not formerly mention to you what Beger has relating 
to y e Antique Brass Instrument you treat of in y e Philos. Transact 8 ? Tis y e 
Celtes in his 3 d Vol. of y e Brandenburg Antiquityes. pag. 419.' 

May 7. Dodwell to H. (Rawl. 25. 54). 'Worthy S r , — I am glad you 
have received both Copyes of my Book of Incense. How you came to fayl of 
the Copves of the other, I cannot Imagine. For I find your own name as 
well as that of Bodeley, in an account sent me by my correspondent in 
London concerning the disposal of my present Copyes. Accordingly I have 
written to him, that the mistake, whoever is guilty of it, may be speedily cor- 
rected. And I hope your next will enable you to give an account of your 
receipt of it. The continued rains, whilest M r . Burg was at Windsore, would 
not suffer him to give me a visite, as he had designed. However he wrote me 
a Letter from London, acquainting me with the design of his intended Work, 
which was very acceptable to me. I returned him a short Reply, as indeed I 
am not now fit for long ones. But, considering the respite of onely a week 
which he had allowed himself for his stay in London, I am a little fearfull 
whether it did reach him before his departure. I wish he had, while he was 
with you, look'd over Damasius rrepl 'Apx&v, a MS. Copy of which you have in 
Bodeley, but the Original, if I mistake not, is in the Library of Corpus Christ. 

1 D r . Gardiner. 

May 5-10.] 



I have not known at this time of y e Year. The Day as cold as if it had 
been Christmas. — For Prices of Law Books Bassett's Catalogue to be 
consulted, where each Book has it's price affix'd. (8°. G. 147. Th.). 

May 8 (Tu.). For Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucest. shire See Mon. 
Angl. T. 1. p. 153. — Pope Nicholas's Taxation of several places in 
England. See Dodesworth's Coll. Vol. 86. fol. 72. b. This to be made 
use of if ever I print (as I design) the old Valor Benefkiorum. — A great 
many things out of M r . Erdswick's Description of Staffordshire, Dodsw. 
Vol. 89. f. 103. a. 

May 9 (Wed.). To read over carefully at some time or other The 10 
Histone of King Edward the Second in Verse by S r . Franc. Hubert, K*. 
Lond. 1629. ... — 

May 10 (Th.). Ascension Day. May 11 (Fri.). M r . Sam. Parker, the 

Coll. I believe I need not tell him how necessary Kircher's Cone, will be for 
his purpose for the ready discovery of Hellenisms. Plato's Works should be 
first diligently read, especially those which they called Theology. But with 
the Comments and Tracts of those of that sort who lived after Christ, Plu- 
tarch, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, Especially Proclus on Timaeus, 
which gives an account of the sense of many Platonists more antient than 
himself now lost. If he can retrive any thing of Numenius, which is said to 
be still extant in MS* Libraryes, the publication of them will be very much 
for his purpose, and will gratify the Publick, being quoted by the Fathers as 
most addicted to the Mosaick Philosophy, and therefore most likely to influ- 
ence the Hellenistical Philosophy, and being one of the most antient of that 
kind, which are joyned with him in the account given of them by Origen in 
Eusebius's Eccl. Hist. It will not be amiss for him to consult M r . Pfaffius, 
what assistance his new discovered Treasures may afford for his purpose. If 
you write to him, give him my service, as also to M r . Mentzer and to others 
of my Germane Friends who are still mindfull of me, and shall come in his 
way. Let M r . Masson also know my high approbation of his Proposals, with 
my service. I shall be glad to hear what encouragement he finds concerning 
them. I wish you also heartily success in your Leland. but still think it would 
be safer for you to let me come in on the terms of a real Subscriber. Excuse 
my hast, considering the difficultyes of my present writing. I am Your un- 
feigned Friend Henry Dodwell. Shottesbrook May 7. 17 n. This weather 
stops the progress of my recovery. — S r . I thank you for yo r last Civility's at 
Oxon. When you send the next Vol. of Leland pray send M r . Staples his 
Copy w th y e rest & direct them all to him at y e Coffee house in Maidenhead & 
he will pay for y e Carriage & I will return yo r Money by y e first opportunity. 
I am Yo r humble Serv*. F. Cherry. — This is the last Letter that I ree'd from 
the most pious & learned M r . Dodwell. For he died June y e 7 th 17 n. (being 
Thursday) about four of y e Clock in the Morning, and was buried on Saturday 
following (June the 9 th ) in Shottesbrook Church. I should have been at his 
House at Whitsuntide last, but was hinder'd, to my great Regret. Tho: 

May 10. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 90). Will H. transcribe 8 or 10 lines 
at beginning and end of a MS. Fragment of Oribasius in Bodley ? Dr. Mead 
bought at Mr. Bernard's auction a copy of O.'s Gollectaiea Medicinalia, tran- 
scribed from a MS. in St. John's Coll. Camb. ; it contains Books i-x and xiv, 
but wants xi-xiii, xv, xxiv and xxv, which are all that remain of the Ixxii 
Books : and T. wishes to know whether the Bodleian fragment is extant 
among the other works of Oribasius. Mr. Clements should print (in less than 


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Non-Juror, is about translating into English a great many pieces of 
Athanasius, w cl1 he tells me he designs to print in Folio at the 
Theater. This M r . Parker having read over M r . Dodwell's New Book, 
call'd The Case in View now in Fact, is so far satisfy'd with it that he 
goes to church as M r . Dodwell does, and thinks all Objections suffi- 
ciently obviated and clear'd. 

May 12 (Sat.). On Wednesday Morning last Sir Cholmly Deering 
and one M r . Thornhill fought a Duell with Dagger, & pistoll. M r . Thorn- 
hill shot first & wounded S r . Cholmley through the Body, of w c h he died 

.10 about three Clock in the Afternoon, greatly lamented for his good nature. 
These two Gentlemen had been intimate Friends & Acquaintance, & dif- 
fer' d about a Fortnight before this unhappy Accident, occasion'd by some 
little punctilios of Honour. Sir Cholmley was one of y e K ts . of the Shire 
for Kent, & was a few years since (he being a Bart.) Nobleman of New- 
College. He made his will the Evening before the Dewell. he has left 
2 young Children (both Sons I think) & was to have been married to a 
lid Wife within a few Days. Both S r . Cholmly & M r . Thornhill were 
look'd upon as two honest Gentlemen. M r . Thornhill is extreme sorry 
upon this occasion. S r . Cholmly has a Brother of Oriel Coll. A.M. & 

20 Fellow. 

May 13 (Sun.). Cod. MS. Baroc. 150. fol. 20. b., 29. a. . . . This Book 
a thin folio of 7 7 Leaves, written all in the same Hand. 'Tis a good old 
paper MS. Several other things perhaps collected from Oribasius. Worth 
while for an able learned physitian to examine it nicely, & publish 
some things from it. 

May 14 (Mon.). On Thursday last in the Evening the Corps of the 
BA HonbR the Earl of Rochester was interr'd in Westminster near to the 
Graves of his Father and Brother both Earls of Clarendon. The Queen 
is very much concern'd at the Death of this Noble L d . not only as he was 
30 her uncle, but as he was a Man of great Integrity & Wisdom. — To tell 
the Bp. of Man that the Chronicle of Man, first publish'd by Camden, is 
extant also, with several excellent & usefull Remarks upon it, in Joh. 
Isacius Pontanus's Discussiones Historical pag. 84. . . . — In Dods- 

two sheets) the last six years of the Catalogue of Oxford Graduates. Wishes 
(for H.'s own advantage) that he had printed a somewhat larger number of 

May 12. Fothergill to H. (Raw!. 5. 93). Next week sets out for the 
' tessalated ' pavement ; H. will find a collection of the several cubical figures 
at Franck's a month or so hence. Has a good stock of Saxon Office Books ; 
will be glad of others. Is not so impatient for curiosities as Mr. Franck. 
Orders a copy of Antiq. Rutupinae : 1 1 question nothing where y u commend.' 
1 Mr. Nevile hath made mee a promise of those Charters, I had som while 
since methodized : but as yet I have not rec d 'em. My small Library by Will 
is fixed to a parish : so I intend to bestow them there. Wee were very merry 
about the selfe-denijng Spectacles of the mortified M r . Baxter.' [Note by 
H. — For Saxon Offices consult my Diary vol. 19 pag. 91. J 

May 14. H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 38*). Sends by the Windsor car- 
rier five copies of Leland iii. Asks for the subscription money by the first 
opportunity, as the publication of the subsequent vols, depends upon H.'s 
receiving back again the money he has laid out. Will endeavour to send to 

May 10-17.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 122-134. 


worth's MSS. Coll. Vol. 22. fol. 15. a. Extract out of ye Will of S r . W™. 
Esturmy K*. dated 20 March 1420. In w®* 1 amongst other things thus : 
Item lego Roberto Shottesbroke militi unum ciphum argenti &c. prov'd 
the 25 th March the same Year. — Dodesworth's MSS. Coll. Vol. 64. 
fol. 34. a. 

Berkss. Escaet. 45 H. 3 n°. 15. 

Haec est inquisitio facta per Sacramentum Nigelli Stodard &c. quantum 
terrae Robertus de Scotesbroc tenuit de Domino Rege in capite & quantum de 
alijs &c. Qui dicunt per Sacramentum suum quod dictus Robertus tenuit 
die quo obijt de Domino Rege in Capite unam carucatam terrae & dimidiam 10 
in Scotebroc per servicium militare & reddendo inde per annum ad wardam 
Castri Windesore xxs. et debet servicium Domino Regi in exercitu per 
quadraginta dies ad custum suum proprium. & tenuit duas acras terrae de 
Johanne de Benetfeld pro sex denariis per annum. & quatuor acras prati 
de Willelmo de Willelmo de la Tarstono pro vj d . per annum. Et dicunt quod 
Johannes filius ejusdem Roberti est ejus Heres propinquior setate trium an- 
norum et In cujus rei testimonium. 

May 15 (Tu.). In the same MS. of Dodesworth fol. 40. b. 
Adhuc anno incerto H. 3. n°. 103. 

Robertus de Sotesbroc tenuit in capite de Domino Rege in Sotesbroc in 20 
Comitatu Berk, duas carucatas terrae cum servicijs liberorum hominum & 
villeng pratis boscis & alijs libertatibus ad dictam terram pertinentibus valoris 
per annum xviii 1 . faciend eidem domino Regi servicium unius militis & 
custodis Castri de Wyndelsoure per annum xxs. Et est Robertus filius. 

... — May 17 (Th.). Memorandum to consult the III d . Vol. of the 
English History publish' d by D r . White Kennett, in w cl1 he has most 

Mr. Burg, who has left England, the particulars in Mr. Dodwell's letter cone, 
his Hellenistical Lexicon. Mr. Parker goes to church, being satisfied with 
Mr. Dodwell's arguments. 

May 15. Lord Fermanagh to H. (Rawl. 5. 67). If he knew the pro- 
posals for Leland, believes he should have a set. Please send terms, directed 
to Lord Viscount Fermanagh, ' at the upper end of Great Suffolk Street near 
the hay market.' 

May 16. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 71). Cone. Hardy and other sub- 
scribers to Leland. ' I have strictly collated my MS, with y e printed Itinerary, 
w ch is admirably well done & will be more & more valued by all persons of 
Curiosity, you have by your accuracy & diligence retrieved some words y* 
could not be made out (by a person less skilfull) from the autograph above 50 
years agoe, the Originals have been carefully preserved of late years, for -most 
of y e lacunae in yours, were so An 0 1658 w n this transcript was taken by M r . 
Nath: Greenwood who seems not to have known any thing of M r . Burtons 
Coppy, but inserts all those passages (as I lerned &c.) w ch are omitted by B. 
who p: 73 makes y e Seat of y e Gores to be Tickenham, w ch ought to be 
Stitenham. from Sockburn p : 77 to p : 94 is wanting in mine (as belonging 
to the Bprick) also y e extracts from Garter, the most material difference is 
p : 98. w r my MS has Ure (not We) w ch is y e right name, & one of the vacancys 
p: 100 is to be filld up with Neville of Thornton, & (in the next page) 20 (not 
2) foot by estimation, this is all I am able to add to that vol : of your most 
curious Edition tho I have been very particular in collating y m . I have been 
solicited to bear a part in the Atlas Geogr : but your Opinion of it makes me 
desist.' Has made enquiries cone, the Hist, of Stamford. 

May 17. Browne "Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 17). Impatient to see vol. iii 
of Leland, and especially vols, v onward, to which he is altogether a stranger, 
vol. in. M 

I 62 


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scandalously abus'd Bp. Parker of Oxon, to whom he was so much in- 
debted. For upon the earnest Request of y e Doctor's Father, who was in 
his last Years a very honest, conscientious Man, the Bp. took care of him 
(being in very mean Circumstances) us'd to entertain him, shew him very 
great and extraordinary Civilities, recommended him to D r . Wallis, who 
upon it was very kind to him & entertain' d him in his Family. JBut no 
sooner was the Bp. dead but Kennett took all opportunities to vilify & 
traduce him as an Enemy to the Church of England, a Papist & I know 
not what. And now in this wretched Book he has done it publickly to 
jo the Scandal of all Men who have any Sense of Honour or Gratitude. — 
M r . De Laune, now D r . De Laune & president of S*. John's College, 
was originally of the Court in K. Charles the II d ' 8 . Reign. He was look'd 
upon as a very gentile well-bred Man, as indeed he is. After some time 
he left the Court and went into Orders ; upon w ch King Charles said We 
have lost one of the finest Gentlemen in England, or Words to y* Effect. 
Quaere about this ? 

May 18 (Fri.). Yesterday about eleven of the Clock in the Morning 
died Dr. Wm. Creed (M.D.) Fellow of Corpus Christi Coll. This Gentle- 
man was a truly honest Man, had good Parts and was an excellent 
20 Physitian. He was plain, open & free, a Friend to Learning & Learned 
Men, especially such as appear'd to him to be Persons of Virtue and 

having only transcribed to end of vol. iv. H.'s ingenious additions are very 
valuable. If W. had but the twentieth part of H.'s industry and tithe of his 
learning, he might make useful discoveries ; but he is so engaged in building 
and other country affairs that he has little leisure to employ in study. 

May 17. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 30). 'As to [the advertisement of 
Leland Mr. Sare] told me a stranger w d get it publish'd sooner than he or M r . 
Wilkin, who have shares in y e Courant, & y* an Advertisem* of y e Dean's 
Book had waited 3 weeks for a place in the Courant. I therefore went this 
morning to M r . Buckley's y e Dolphin in Little Britain, where y e Courant is 
printed, & gave in y e Advertisem* & half a crown, 8r am promisd it shall be 
publish'd in y e Courant of Saturday next.' Encloses a bill for the remaining 
1 1. 5 j. 6 d. Mr. Sare will soon send a copy of the Dean's book. ' M r . Baker 
• lately observ'd to me in a Letter, y* y e Speech printed in y e 2 d Vol. of Leland, 
was deliver'd by Bp Fisher A° 1507. to y e Ks then at Cambridge, but by y e 
word Cantabrigia, he suspects y r Copy not to be an Original, because he finds 
it always written Cantebr. or Cantibr. in y* age, tho' Cantabr. took place soon 
after.' We begin to hope the Dean of Worcester may recover. ' Bp Ken 
dyed at Longleat Mar. 19. 17 if a little after 5 in y e morning, & was bury'd 
ab* y e same hour on y e Wednesday following in y* Parish (Froom) Church 
Yard, his last illness of about 8 days continuance, mostly a difficulty of 
breathing, call'd by y e Physicians a nervous Asthma, siez'd first in January 
last ab* 5 in y e morning w th violent coughing at M rs . Thynne's at Lewston in 
Dorcetshire. ab 1 a week after he was again early in y e morning taken w th a 
dead palsey in his left side, w ch lasted a day or 2, but y* hand remain'd useless 
to his death, ab* a fortnight after y* he was siez'd w th spitting blood, yet he 
was well enough to remove to Long Leat 9 days before he dyed, & design'd 
in 3 or 4 days after he got thither to go to Bathe.' Mr. Wilkin desires to 
have one of all the vols, of Leland, if H. can help him to the first two, for 
which he is contented to pay 10s. 

May 18. Brokesby to H. (Rawl. 3. 121). Sorry that they are not to 
enjoy H.'s company at Whitsuntide. Sends his Letter enlarged, but still im- 

May 17-21.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 134-144. 


Probity. — On Sunday Night last one M r . Thomas a Welch-Man Com- 
moner of Queen's Coll. being drinking with three or four more of the 
same College, either in his own or in some body's else Chamber in the 
College, & continuing at it till 2 or 3 Clock in the Morning, at last a 
Quarrell arose, & Thomas receiv'd a Wound near one of his Eyes, w ch 
threw him into a violent Feaver of w ch he died on Tuesday following in 
the Afternoon. Next Day the Coroner's Inquest sat, & 'twas judg'd by the 
Jury that the Blow or Blows given him were the Cause of his Death ; but 
who gave the Blows is not known, one Smith (a Bachelor of Arts, & who 
is suppos'd to have done it) going off the next Day. 'Tis pretended that 10 
this Smith must have went away that Morning, had not this Accident 
happen'd ; but since this did happen, he should rather to have clear'd 
himself have staid 'till the Examination had been over. 'Tis to be fear'd 
that all the Company were drunk, & that this Fact is downright Murder. 
Thomas was buried on Wednesday Night in S*. Peter's Church in the 
East. — J Hugh Peters has a Dedication to the Lectiones in Psalmos per 
Amesium. Amst. 1635. Inquire? — De Herba Panacea, sive Tabaco, 
per Everartum. Antv. 1587. 12 0 . quaere wheth r in Bibl. Bodl. ? — New 
Testamt English from the Greek, with Erasmus's Latin Translation e 
regione Lond. in ofhcina Thomae Gualtier pro I. C. 1550 1 . 20 

May 20 (Whitsunday). M r . Thornhill has been try'd for killing S r . 
Cholmley Deering, and 'twas brought in Chance-Medley. Upon this 
Accident the House of Commons have brought in a Bill to prevent 
Duelling and to make it Felony. 

May 21 (Mon.). Urns were us'd not only by the Romans but also by 
the Danes, who receiv'd the Custom from the Romans. A great many of 
those urns found in Britain are Danish & not Roman, particularly one 
found with a Flint Weapon and divers other Antiquities lately in York- 
shire, of w ch I had an Account sent me by M r . Thoresby. The Danish 
Urns lye with their Mouths downwards. And the Ashes are black, as is 30 
also observ'd sometimes with respect to those that are Roman. A good 
way to distinguish Danish urns from Roman is by marking nicely what 
other Antiquities are found with them, by w cl1 perhaps it may easily be 
known to what Country they belong. Roman Urns have generally old 
Coyns in them, or else have some Roman Letters about them, or there 
are some other Inscriptions discover'd in the same Place ; whereas those 
that are purely Danish have generally none of these Circumstances ; tho' 
when they were to the memory of some person of considerable Rank and 
Quality other Monuments with Inscriptions were put up, such as Crosses, 
of w ch there is great Variety in Wormius's Monumenta Danica, as well 40 

perfect for want of further information ; H. will be able to make a judgment 
whether it is fit to be published. 

May 19. "Woodward, to H. (Rawl. 12. 103). Can hear nothing of the 
books at the Oxford Arms. Gale's MS. of Leland is upon the road. Sends a 
list of all those he can recollect that had share of his dozen of Leland. Dod- 
well seemed inclinable to write something of the Shield, but has been indis- 
posed and is out of town. 

l - 1 M'. Urry of X*. Ch. has these Books. 
M 2 



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as in some other Books publish'd since his Time. — The Goths and Danes 
very terrible people in former Times for their Skill in Military Affairs, & 
their particular ways of fighting. Their Aspects also & Dress were terri- 
fying. See M r . Camden's Notes in a Folio MS. I have of his inter Adver- 
saria Smithiana, pag. 132. — In the same Book. pag. 133. is a very good 
Discourse per Anonymum in Vindication of Jeffry Monmouth, whom, 
however, the Author acknowledges to be full of Fables, as a great many 
other Books of the same Kind are. This Discourse seems to have been 
preliminary to some other larger Work. — When M r . Thornhill came 

10 upon his Tryall, Evidence was produc'd that he was the Aggressor, by 
beginning the Quarrell at Hampton-Court, where he gave Sir Cholmley 
Deering the Lye ; upon w cl1 Blows ensu'd, & S r . Cholmley getting M r . 
Thornhill under trampled upon him, beat three of his Teeth out, and broke 
one of his Jaws. M r . Thornhill said, & shew'd, that S r . Cholmley began, 
by saying that he could not be found, & that 'twas uncertain to know at 
any time where he was. M r . Thornhill's Challenge that was sent was 
found in S r . Cholmley's Pocket, & 'twas produc'd & read in Court. His 
Boy that carried it was ask'd whether 'twas of M r . Thornhill's own Writ- 
ing. The Boy answer'd he believ'd it was. M r . Thornhill said in reply 

20 that he was an under-Servant, & never saw him write. D r . Smalridge who 
gave S r . Cholmley the Sacrament witness'd y* S r . Cholmley told him that 
Thornhill sent him the Challenge. But several witnesses of Honour and 
Reputation making Proof that M r . Thornhill was a Gentleman of a good 
natur'd peaceable temper, & the other oftentimes otherwise & trouble- 
some in company, 'twas brought in Chance-Medley, & M r . Thornhill was 
acquitted, and was only burnt in y e Hand with a cold Iron. — A Testi- 
mony of Leland in Burton's Description of Leycestersh. p. 39. Ac- 
count of several Roman Coyns, ibid. p. 72. Account of a Body found 
intire after it had layn 78. Years, ibid. p. 51. A laudable Character of 

30 Michael Drayton Esq. the Pogt, who was M r . Burton's neere Country- 
man and olde Acquaintance. Ibid. p. 92. Concerning Arms in Church 
Windows, an Account there of their Original and Occasion, pag. 97. Sir 
Edward Trussel, there pag. 1 98. The Trussels sometimes L ds . of the 
Mannour of Elmesthorpe, ibid. Their Armes, Arg, fretty, Gules, on 
every Joynt a Besant or. Ibid. p. 99. About the Pembrugs ibid. p. 100. — 
The Pembruges Arms, Barry of 6 Or and Azure, ibid. William Faunt 
Esq r . Father to M r . Burton's 2 Mother. He was a Man of great Learning, 
Wisdom and Judg mfc . Ibid. p. 104. Arthur Faunt, M r . Burton's Uncle, 
a learned Man also. An Account of his Writings, ibid. p. 105, 106. 

40 M r . W m . Burton's Brother was Robert Burton Author of the Anatomy of 
Melancholy, ibid. p. 105. Pedegree of the Faunts. ibid. p. 107, 108. 
W m . Burton mention'd in it. 108. Armes of the Brokesbys, Nebule Arg. 
& Sable a Canton Gules a Mullet or. ibid. p. 109. 

May 22 (Tu.). Inquire for Birckenhead's Catalogue of Books. — 
England's Confusion ; or A true and Impartial Relation of the late Tra- 

May 22. Jas. "Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 136). Has received the four 

1 More ab* the Trussells, ib. p. 103. 

2 [MS. Bother.] 

May 21-24.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 144-156. 


verses of State in England &c. Lond. 1659. 8°. in a Sheet & half. 
Several tilings in it against the Roguish, Republican, fanatical People of 
y* time, w ct should be considered. — Inquire of M r . Brokesby how many 
sorts of Oribanchi he has met with ? There are about five sorts. Ask 
him whether it was in full Growth when he found it ? or whether he ever 
met w tn in his Travels that Oribanchi call'd Dentaria major Matthioli in 
it's full Growth ? If he did 'tis probable 'tis the same Plant M r . Ray con- 
jectured it to be. M r . Bobart thinks so too. If 'tis not that, 'tis then the 
Dentaria minor, or lesser Sort, w cn M r . Bobart has not yet met with or 
heard of anyone that has met with it in England. — Tell him likewise that 10 
M r . Bobart found Carawaies in a Close near Audley, w cl1 is not far from 
Reading. ! Tis at a good Distance from any Garden, & he took it for 
certain to be wild. — Cashoo in Bedfordshire (North of Bedford towards 
Hundngdonsh.) omitted in Mordens Map in Camden, but 'tis exstant in 
Saxton's in the old Latin Camden. This Omission unpardonable, because 
'tis a high Spire, & the Church stands upon an Hill. — To tell M r . 
Brookesby of their making Wire at Wooburn in Bucks: & of their 
making Copper Plates at Temple Lock as well as Brass. — M r . Dyer of 
Oriel has a folio Booke in old English, containing the Lives of the Saints 1 . 
Twenty folios are wanting of the History at y e Beginning, besides the 20 
Title Page & Preface (if there were any) & at y e End there are wanting 
some Leaves (I think). The latt r p* is ab* S*. Lowys K. of Fraunce. 
Consult the Kalendar when he dyed. I take this Book to be a great 
Curiosity, & to have been printed by W m . Caxton (who us'd to print but 
few Copies) or at least by Pynson; tho' I rather think by the former. 
Quaere ? 

I am since inclin'd to believe that the s d Book is Caxton's : because I 
find y* he printed the Lives of y e saints in the Year 1484. w cl1 was y e 2 d . 
year of King Rich. 3 d . 

May 23 (Wed.). 80. Z. 207. Th. The New Testam* according to 30 
Beza's Translation in English by L. Tomson. Lond. 1616. With divers 
Corrections throughout in MS. by M r . H. Broughton's own Hand. — 
[Sketch of Coin of Nerva . . .] — A Great Deal of old pavement (w ct I 
take to be Roman pavimenta tessellata) found in y e Church -Yard of 
Woodchester in Gloucestershire. This Towne was Roman & they now 
bury upon the s d pavement, w cl1 is very large. 

May 24 (Th.). Remember to consult M r . W. Sclater's Palai-Albion, 
of w cl1 M r . Camden gave an hon ble Character, w cl1 I have in a folio Book 
of his (p. 172.) amongst D r . Smith's MSS.- — Roman Coyns are fre- 
quently found at Chinham near Wantage, q. ? — A Castle was once at 4° 
Cherbury near Wantage, q. ? — The old Manner of Ingrailing in Arms 
is like Fusilley. Burton's Description of Leycestersh. p. 109. Account 
of a great many Coyns found near Higham in Staffordsh. pag. 131. ibid. 
250. of these were silver of the Coyn of King Henry the third, of the 

books, and has paid to Mr. Clements in St. Paul's Church Yard 16 s. for H.'s 

1 Tis y e Legend of y e Saints. 




weight each of 3 pence, &c. And of a Roman Altar there, ibid. Cus- 
tomary w th the Romans under the Foundation of any Building, Monu- 
ment, or piece of Worke of Note, to cast & lay some of their Emperors 
Coyns, in whose time it was made ; to signifie to Posterity, and to pre- 
serve (for many Ages after) the Memory & Fame thereof, ib. p. 132.-^ 
The Romans at their ordinary Funeral Obsequies, when the dead Corpes 
was burnt and consumed, took y e Ashes thereof, and put them into an 
Urn or Earthern Pot, with a peece of Coyne of that Emperour under whom 
they died, & so buried it in the Ground. Many whereof have been here 
10 found in England. Instances. See Ibid. p. 132. M r . Burton's Great 
Grandfather. Ibid. p. 134. 

May 25 (Fri.). Philipot in his Descr. of Kent pag. 53. quotes a pas- 
sage out of Leland's Itinerary concerning Richborough. — A very old 
Book call'd Capistrum Judaeorum C. 1. 11. Th. Seld. 'Twas printed at 
Mantua in the Year 1475. 

May 26 (Sat.). D. 1. 15. Th. Seld. Directions for keeping Feasts all 
the Year. pr. by Caxton. an. 1483. — Reformatio Anglise, ex Decretis 
Reginaldi Poli Cardinalis, sedis Apostolicse Legati, Anno m.d.lvi. Romce. 
M.D.LXH. Apud Paulum Manutium Aldi F. - (C. 1. 18. Th. Seld.) M*. 
20 Selden has written this Note at y e Beginning, Exemplar MS. apud V. CI. 
R. Cotton haut idem prorsus est. — J. 1. 4. Th. Seld. Tho. Hayne's Ge- 
neral View of the Holy Scriptures. Lond. 1640. 'Tis the Copy w cl1 the 
Author presented to M r . Selden, as appears from this Inscription at y e 
Beginning: Prcestantissimo et ornatissimo Viro D°. Jo. Selden, Divini 
humanique Juris peritissimo compendiariam hanc Sacrce Scripiura Synopsin 
qualecunquc amoris sui pignus JD.D.D. Thomas Hayne. 

May 27 (Sun.). Pet. Scriverius writ a Discourse concerning the Ori- 
ginal of Printing, in w ch he spoke honourably of Wormes's Diligence ab* 
Danish Monumt 9 . See Wormes's pref. to his Mon. Dan. — Our word God 

30 comes according to Vossius from the Danish Vodan or Voden. Vodan 
was turn'd into Guoden or Guode. See Wormes ibid. pag. 11. lib. 1. — 
The Statue of Thor us'd to have a Mallet put in it's Hand instead of a 
Scepter, as appears from the same Author, lib. 1. p. 13. — Yesterday 
M r . Thomas Allen of University College his Fellowship was declar'd 
vacant upon Account of his Living in Kent. There were none at y e 
Meeting but the Master, M r . Dennison, M r . Lindsey, M r . Baines & M r . 
Ward. He was allow'd only half a Year of Grace, w cl1 it seems was 
exspir'd. — The Danes rais'd Hills or Mounts, commonly call'd Bar- 
rowes, upon the Graves of the Defunct, of w ch see Wormes's Monumenta 

40 Danica p. 33. 

May 28 (Mon.). On Thursday last M r . Harley was created Baron of 
Wigmore & Earl of Oxford, & the next Day he was introduc'd into the 

May 26. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 104). Has sent 48^. for Lelands, 
by Dr. Hugo, to whom shew all the civilities you can. Will send the MS. 
from Mr. Gale so soon as it comes. 

Jas. Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 137). Please rectify description of Sir 
Henry St. George : he is not Clarencieux but Garter King of Arms. 

May 28. George Hearne to H. (Rawl. 28. 89, 90). * Deare and Loving 

May 24-28.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 156-163. 


House of Lords. — We hear the Duke of Bedford is Dead of the Small- 
Pox. — The Danes & other Northern People after a Battle us'd to carry 
as much Earth as they could put in their Helmetts to the Tumuli of the 
slain. And this was practis'd by every particular Souldier. See Wormes's 
Mon. Dan. p. 34. — This Day M r . Thomas Allen of University College 

Son — I Reed yo r Leland y e 3 d Vol. with yo r Letter for w ch I Returne you 
hearty thanks and as to those Queries in your Letter I will answer them as 
well as I can. As for Crukesfend it is the very place where now Esq r . Hercy 
lives he lately told a Neighbor of mine that it was formerly as appeared by his 
writings one of the Kings Dary houses but how long it ha's been in the family 
of the Hercy 's I know not yet, but I doe not think that Littlefend is the same 
with our Littlefield-Green though the names perhapps in times past might 
agree. I am of yo r oppinion about the Parish of Shottesbrooke, as concern- 
ing the stone that is said laid uppon the Architect that fell of Shottesbrooke 
spire. I Remember when first I went to scoole to Old M r . Gleares at Shottes- 
brook the said stone lay Quite flatt on the ground and it was commonly then 
said from tradition I suppose that it was laid upon the man that fell off the 
steeple, And my Master did several times in my hearing say that when he died 
he would be Buryed under the said stone w ch accordingly he was his name was 
Richard Cleare Recto 1 ' of the Parish. I well Remember that there were bones 
digged up there when M r . Cleare was buryed and twas thought that the stone 
had not been moved since it was first layd before then for it did appeare to 
have been Raised up above the surface of the ground as it is now for in pros- 
cess of time it will sink againe if it be not kept up there is no Inscription on it 
but two or three great Round Circles cut Exactly Round like O's the tradition 
is that when the Man fell he cryed O. O 2 . O. or thre times which was the Reason 
that they were made on the said stone but how true this is I cannot tell. As 
for our family of the Hearnes they came from Penn in Buckinham shire but 
of what Antiquitiy there I know not at present though there be of the name 
there still and I believe they have been of long standing there though if I could 
goe over I could give a better account. My fathers Name was George the 
son of W m . Hearne of Penn but what his fathers name was I do not know at 
present, but I am apt to believe that Herne, Hearon and Hearne were all at 
first one family, I find in Stow's Abbridgment which I have that Herne was 
one of the Gent that came out of Normandy w th duke William in to England 
but I can at present say no more to this, I never saw no old writings about 
Smewing all I can say about it is that in our old book about Repairing the 
Rails in the Churchyard tis called there the Mote-place tis pitty that the 
painted Glass was demolished in one of the Windows I have forgot what it was 
but I have heard that one had the prince of Wales device the feather and ich 
Dien Inscribed and M r . Wilkinson said it had been a Gontry house belonging 
to Arthur K Hen : 7 th eldest son but how true I know not the dates on the 
Bells of Shottesbrook and W fc Waltham both beare no longer Date then 1635. 
for then they were then new Cast for there were but 3 at Shottesbrooke 
before and but 4 at W* Waltham. As for the Hill-House it was new built 
the greatest part of it by one Roger Gardener Gent, and cittizen of London I 
think in the yeare 1634 or thereabouts and the observato r y was made then also 
before S 1 " Paul Neile came there, but it was formerly called Waltham Place 
and did belong to the noble family of the Windsor's and M r . Wilkinson told 
me that there was the Arms of the family in one of the Windows in the 
Chancel or Chappel of our Church belonging to the said house and there 
appears still a place designed for a Toomb in on of the Walls of the said 
Chancel. As for W m Neile Esq 1 ' I think he might die of a Consumption but 
I have heard it was Melancholly Occasioned by love he haveing a Mind to one 
of the Maids of Honour which his father would not let him have this is all the 



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his Name was struck out of the Buttery Booke from among the Fellows. 
— Remember y k Arch b P. Laud's Name, written with his own Hand, & 
some other words written also by him, is in his Book in 4*0. containing 
An Account of y e Coyns he gave to Bodley. It stands amongst his 

account that I can give of that Matter, I will send you som fragm ts of the 
tilles that were in Berry-Grove Weycock and Feens Building but I assure you 
they are all exactly alike, but I would have you ask the Carrier how he will 
bring them if he will bring them I will get 3 pieces as soon as I can goe to 
Weycock. let me know yo r mind farther about it as for Wakes I find no 
mention in our old book but only of Church Ales then called Whit sun Ales, 
but the name of that house you Mention in our old Register is called Wyaks 
and Weaks and not Wakes, this is all the Account I can give of that par- 
ticular you may be sure that I will furnish you at all times (if God spare life) 
with all intilligence I can. I am very sorry you could not come this Whitson- 
tide for I have been worse lame this hot wet weather then I was in the cold 
Winter weather I desire yo r Prayers for me tis a very hard time in the Contry 
every thing is so Deare And our fruit is all quite blasted and gone all over o r 
Contry all sorts of it, I desire you to gett some Intilligence how tis in Here- 
fod shire & other places. Here hath been of late strange Thunders and 
Lightening accompanied with violen Rains and hail storms. One Sunday the 
6th of May proving a very dark cold Morning it fell on thundering and lighten- 
ing while we were at Morning Prayer and so held most part of the day with 
violent Rain and haile and at Birches-Green neare our Parish it killed a horse 
ston-Dead as he stood between two other horses in a stable breaking or burn- 
ing only a little hole in some boards where it entered in the other two horses 
haveing no hurt but only they say they have been deaf and cannot hear never 
since, there was also an Oak torn to pieces in one of M r . Days closes at Ock- 
wells in Bray-Parish and also a Boy killed neare London but where the boy was 
killed the Sunday or since I am not certaine for it has Thundered almost every 
day since Satterday night the 12 also was much thunder and lightening all 
night and a prodigious Rain doing much harme. But farther we heare of a 
certaine that on Wednesday the i6 tb neare a place called Hartford Bridge I 
think 'tis in Hampshire there was a cloud or as tis called at Sea a Spout broke 
which poured such a prodigius deal of Raine and haile that it did abundance 
of Hurt and tis said Drove down some houses and Drowned some Cattell and 
they say beyonnd Reading has been the same day or since such vast Hail 
stones fell that hath broken the glass Windows all about there and done Won- 
derfull Damage besides and 'tis also said that it has done more harm in france 
and Flanders than it has in England. S r W ra Rich of Sunning had io 11 worth 
of Hurt done in his glasses one Whitsunday & I heard since of three horses 
killd' the same day in Buckinghamshire by y e Tempest. I desire you would 
Communicate what you know of the harms done by it to me as soon as pos- 
sible. M r . Paule of Bray-wick is lately dead of the smal-Pox leaving only two 
Daughters to be his Heirs to his great Riches, and the eldest of them is since 
dead of it also so that there is but only one left. M r . dodwell is also very ill as 
they say & people think he will go neare to Die he has been afflicted with a 
violent Cough for some time, I know not what Coll : Sawyer will do yet about 
Hey wood house he has pulled down great part of the Wainscott, he has a 
great deal of Money left him by the death of S r Charles Duncomb pray God 
put it into his Heart to do good with it as I hope he will, Here was a man 
also lately stood looking on Nine-pin-players and as one of them throw'd the 
Bowl at the pin, hit him under the Eare that I think he can never Recover 
being senceless and speechles almost ever since. So I have given you as 
large Account as I can at present of what you desired in your letter and other 
Matters I Desire son that if you meet with any old pretty large Bible that 

May 28, 29.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 163-166. 169 

MSS ts . — In Wormius's Monumenta Danica, pag. 45. — Tumulis vero 
suis non solum cadavera aut cineres inferebant veteres, sed arma, hastas, 
equos, aurum, argentum aliaque defunctis charissima Kei/xr)\ia. 

May 29 (Tu.). Great Treasures buried with the Danish Kings. 
Wormes Mon. Dan. p. 46. Great Number of Silver Pence found in an 
Urn by a Country Man near Lethra in Selandia, one of w ch has this 
Inscription, cnut rex an. The other ethelred rex ang. — A great 
Number of the like Antiquities found in Tombes. Non ita pridem (says 
Wormes ibid. p. 47.) in Dicecesi Ripensi una cum urnis effossa est hasta 
lapidea ex silice affabre elaborata, quam Naturae an artis esset opus dubi- 
tarunt quotquot earn apud me viderunt. This Instance shews that M r . 
Thoresby's Flint weapon is likewise Danish ; & it may be also question'd 
whether it be natural or artificial, tho' I do not question but the Danes 
had Artists who wrought Arms for them in Flint. — Amongst other Instru- 
ments that Wormius tells us to have been found in Danish Urns, he 
mentions a Musical Instrument to have been found in one, pag. 48. — 
Ibid. Anno 1554. in tumulo quodam inventus fuit pugio duas spithamas 
longus ex aere vel cupro fusus. Sagitta item serea et alia instrumenta 
bellica. — Wormes had likewise seen a great many other pugiones found in 
tumulis ibid. — He likewise mentions an iron Knife to have been found in 
a certain Urn, in urna quadam prope Kalundeburgum effossa, una cum 
cinere copioso et adustis ossiculis. Cultellum hunc inter crepundia 
pue?-uli illic olim cremati reponendum nonnulli conjecerunt. — ib. pag. 48, 
49. He has given us the Form or Shape of it, as also he has of a brass 
pugio of his, ibid. pag. 50. He says he could bring innumerable In- 
stances of the same Kind. Ibid. p. 50. — The reason of their having things 
buried with them seems to have been because they thought they should 
be the more acceptable to the Gods the more Goods and Ornaments 
were carried with them ; & that was the reason of Othin's making a Law 

will be cheap that you will inform me my sight fails so very much that I can- 
not see in the small prints. I shall come over w th a friend about som Buisiness 
before Harvest if I am able to Ride and spend on Day & have some Conver- 
sation with you what time we may spare. I wish you good success about yo r 
other Vollums of Leland. M r . Griffyth gives his service to you and Coz : Charles 
and his Wife and Coz: Stephen & yo r uncle his love he is very bad poor man 
I cant think he will live long and I Doubt speciall poor also I am sorry I am 
not able to help him being lame I have much adoe to maintaine my self but I 
do get some writing now and then or elce it would be worse w th me and if I 
were in a better place I could do much better. Yo r Mother in Law gives her 
kind love to you and all yo r Brothers as I have lately seen, I have not seen yo r 
poor sister Nan. since Midlen Sunday but she sends her Duty to me often and 
often enquires after you poor child So God almighty bless you and all yo r 
Brothers and sister and grant that we may all inheritt his everlasting Kingdome 
so prays yo r ever Loving father Geo: Hearne. May 28, 171 1. This is the 
great Climactericall year of my life viz*. 63 & do not expect to out live it 
Gods will be done.' 

May 29. Narcissus Luttrell to H. (Rawl. 7. 192). 1 I saw D r . Holland 
at my house the beginning of this year, by whose kind Endeavours I have 
rec'd some Collections from you from M 1 '. Anthony Woods Manuscripts rela- 
ting to the Family of the Luttrells, & I did mention to him my desire of 
having your Edition of Leland, tho' I have it already in Manuscript'; asks H. 



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that a Multitude of such Ornaments should be burnt with the Bodies. See 
Ibid. p. 52. — At the Beginning of y e IIR Vol. of the English Histo- 
rians this Note, as 'tis put before them in S fc . John's College Library, by 
M r . Thomas Rawlinson who gave the whole Sett : Genllemen I no ways 
doubt but y you will interpret candidly viz 1 . y l these Books were sent you 
for the Collections Sake, <§• not Kennefs vile and scandalous writeings. R. — 
According to Leland the great Antiquary, he 1 was Bastard- Son to one 
Perrot, Town-Clerk of Wickham in Hampshire. Hoi. pag. 527. See 
the III d . Vol. of the s d Historians, pag. 291. The Note is said to be 
10 Kennett's. 

May 30 (Wed.). M r . W m . Nichols, whom I have formerly mention'd 
as being Amanuensis to Bp. Fell, has just publish'd in an handsome 8 V0 . 
his Book de inventis litteris. Done all in Verse, with abundance of riff 
raff Notes, not at all necessary. I took him before for a craz'd Man, & 
this Book sufficiently proves it. 

May 31 (Th.). The Duke of Bedford died on Saturday last about 
8 Clock in the Evening, being the 9 th Day of his Sickness of y e Small- 
Pox. He was in the 31 st Year of his Age. He has left Issue 2 Sons & 
one Daughter all very young, the Eldest Son who succeeds him in honour 

20 and Estate, being not above 3 years old. — The same Day in the Evening 
died the L d . Viscount Strathallan of the Kingdom of Scotland at 
his Lodgings at Kensington, he was Noble Man of X*. Church, 
young Gentleman of great Loyalty, good Nature, & Modesty : one for 
whom the late Dean Doctor Aldrich had a very great Kindness and 
Respect. Presently after the Dean's Death he remov'd to London for 
Cure of his Distemper being a Consumption, w cl1 was increas'd by some 
Cold he took some time before when he was fishing at a damp time of 
the year. He was otherwise of a fresh, florid Complexion, of a vigorous 
Constitution &c— The Rt. Honble. the Earl of Oxford (M*. Harley) had 

30 the white Staff, as L d . Treasurer of Great Britain, deliver'd him by y e Queen 
on the 29 th Instant in the Morning. 'Tis said he chose this Day above 
all others. — An Infamous Book is lately publish'd call'd Expostulatoria, 

to supply him with the three extant vols., on the better paper if he can, at 
subscription price, and the rest as they come out. His address is ' Holbourne 
over against the three Cupp Tavern.' 

c. May 30. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 25. 29). In what part of next month 
does Mrs. Hudson ' expect,' and when is the christening to be ? Hopes to be 
in Oxford at the time. Is 1 our old landlord Arthur Prickett living,' or where 
shall B. lodge ? Has Dr. Hudson any money for him ? Lord Rochester de- 
layed and promised, and finally B. got nothing, for he died two days after B. 
left town. Knows not how that Ishmael Dr. Bentley takes the putting forth 
of Antiquitates Rutupinae. Was Christopher Wase, of C. C. C, related to the 
famous Wase ? ' Let yo r Homer Objectors prepare y r Argum ts against I come, 
for I come to War with y m , & to Drink Peaceably w th Friends.' 

May 30. H. to Woodward. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 72.) Thanks for the 48 s. 
received from Dr. Hugo, whom H. expects every day as long as he is in 
town to make use of some of the Bodleian MSS. H. could sell the first 
two vols, of Leland at js. per copy. Mr. Gale's MS. will be in time enough if 
H. receives it before the 8th and last vol. is put to press. 

1 W m . of Wickham. 

May 20- June 2.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 166-173. 


under ye Name of Bp. Kenn. Tis against y e Clergy, & exposes them 
for Non-Residence & I know not what. The Executor of y e Bp. has pub- 
lished an Advertisem* or two shewing that 'tis none of his IAhips (as 
indeed no Body of Understanding & Honesty can think) & another 
Advertisment is publish'd shewing that 'tis a fanatical Book reprinted 
that first came out in 1663 under y e Name of Ichabod. 'Twas reprinted 
in 1692. See in Bodley inter Codd. Line. C. 2. 22. 

1SB. Since y e writing what goes before I have look'd into this Book, 
w ch is far better done than I thought then when I writ y* Passage. It 
appears to me to be too true a Representation of the Condition of our 10 
Church, & I am afraid there are too good Grounds to Charge the several 
Incumbents with the Crimes specify'd in it. 'Tis writ in y e Style of Bp. 
Kenn, but I much question whether it be really his. Yet 'tis very well 
done, & I see no hurt why it may not bear so great a Name. — Apian's 
Inscriptions w ch we have in the Publick Library (Med. Seld. C. 1. 
14.) formerly belong'd to Edw. Gwynn, who was certainly a most curious 
Collector of Books ; for in the said Library I have seen divers other rare 
Books with his Name to them, & a certain Gentleman some Years since 
told me he had made the same observation in some other Libraries. — 
Bilibaldus Pirchamer Patritius Norinbergensis was a strange Collector of 20 
Statues, Monuments, and other Antiquities. He kept Men on purpose to 
get them for him, & he spar'd no costs to obtain his End. See Apian's 
Inscriptions p. 156. 

June 1 (Fri.). Bp. Mountague was but 50 Years old when he died, 
his Epitaph was made by M r . Camden. I have it in a folio MS*, of M r . 
Camden's, pag. 180. 

The Figure of the Cross in old Danish Monuments oftentimes respects 
Thorros Mallet (Thorronis Malleus). Et sic quidem innuit Wormius 
Mon. Dan. pag. 93. ut & alibi. Hoc autem de ijs prsecipue intelligendum 
monumentis quae antequam Religio Christiana apud Danos recipiebatur 30 
posita fuere. — In Appianus's Inscriptions p. 262. ae in funere, thus, Et 
prcematuro funaere te rapuit. — Ibid. p. 268. A Monumt to two Young 
Persons who died in y e very act of Generation the first night of y eir 
Marriage. This illustrated in y e same Place from Ovid. 

June 2 (Sat.V Mallets us'd by the Souldiers in War. See one on y e 
Monument of M. Petronius a Souldier of the xiv thl Legion in Apian's 

June 1. H. to Narcissus Luttrell. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 72 a.) Was 

not able to supply Mr. Rawlinson when he hinted that L. had a mind to 
have every vol. of Leland. If H. had sets, he could now sell them for 7s. 
or Ss. a vol. By confining himself to so small a number H. is like to be a 
considerable loser. Takes very kindly L.'s offer of encouraging whatever 
books he shall put out. Supposes the MS. copy of the Itin. is only a trans- 
cript from Mr. Burton, who used a great deal of liberty both in altering 
Mr. Leland's way of writing, and in transposing several passages. H. has 
not varied from him in a single letter, intending to give a review of the 
whole work in the last vol. Vol. iv is almost printed, though the dilatori- 
ness of several subscribers in London makes him more slow in the publica- 
tion than otherwise he would be. 



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Inscriptions p. cccclxxix. But y e Roman Mallets were for driving the 
Chissels, of w ch in my Discourse at y e End of Vol. i st of Leland, & not 
for fighting as the Danish Mallets were, have Edges, and may there- 
fore more properly be call'd Axes. — Arion plac'd upon a Fish there 1 with 
a Musical Instrument, & this Inscription under pisce svper cvrvo vectvs 
cantabat arion. — In Wormius's Mon. Dan. p. 159. is a Latin Letter 
written by Sir Hen. Spelman concerning a certain Danish Monum* ; w ch 
Letter is not mention'd, I think, in Gibson's Account of his Life. Quaere ? 

June 3 (Sun.). Memorand. y* M r . Abel Evans of S*. John's Colledge 
o went out D r . of Div. last Term, and so did M r . Wiles of y* College, & 
some others also of S*. John's went out Doctors at y e same time. — 
Grand Sergeaunty an Account of it in Burton's Leycestershire, p. 146. A 
large Fragment about it printed there out of Leland's Coll. Tom. 1. 
fol. 299. 

June 4 (Mon.). Abundance of curious MSS*. Notes in our Copy 
(Th. Seld. U. 1. 7.) of the Roman Edition of the Septuagint. w ch should 
be carefully consulted, examin'd & faithfully acknowledg'd by a truely 
honest Publisher of this Book. 

June 5 (Tu.). M r . Allen of University College having thought fit to 
o appeal upon Account of the hard Usage he has met with in University 
College, has been with the Vice-Chancellor upon the Matter, who is ready 
and willing to receive his Appeal, which accordingly he has drawn up, 
humbly desiring the Visitors to take his Case into their serious Consider- 
ation, & to examin whether the Proceedings of the Master and two or 
three of the Fellows against him in a Meeting not duly call'd be consonant to 
y e Statutes of the College & common Equity, & shewing with all that they 
have turn'd him out of his Fellowship before the Year of Grace he ought 
to be allow'd by the Constant Custom of y e College is expir'd, & some 
other Things to y t purpose. — It is certain they have been unjust to M r . 
0 Allen ; but 'twill be very difficult to get a Redress, and so y e Recorder 
told M r . Allen, unless he can get a Majority of y e Visitors to act honestly 
and impartially; but that will be almost impossible. However he is 
resolv'd to prosecute the Business let the Issue be what it will. 

June 3. Elisha Smith to H. (Rawl. 9. 119). Introduces Mr. Massey, 
late Keeper of the Museum. Repeats request for transcript of whatever 
relates to the Corporation of Castle Rising in the Dodsworth MSS. Asks 
for lit. news, esp. what mathematical books are preparing. Has had the 
good fortune to remove to Wisbeach. Sends a small token to drink. 

June 4. H. to Thoresby. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 72 c.) Has received 
from Mr. Nevile i6j. for two copies of vols, ii and iii of Leland. Glad the 
performance is approved of by T. ; will be glad of his notes on future vols. 
Will publish in vol. iv a few remarks on T.'s last antiquities, which H. takes 
to be Danish. 

June 7. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 14. 117). 'herewith, according to 
promis, y u receive some fragments of the tessellata pavimenta of the prae- 
torium or Generals Tent found about six score yards south from the Church 

Pag. ccccxcvi. 

June 2-8.] 


1 73 

... — June 8 (Fri.). The late Earl of Dorset had a very large Col- 
lection of Old Ballads, w ch he us'd oftentimes to read, with very great 
Delight, much admiring the Simplicity and Nakedness of y e Style ; & yet 
he was a Man of admirable Sense & Understanding. I heard the late 
Dean of X*. Church, D r . Aldrich say, the last time I was with him, that 
he would give a good Sum of Money for a Collection of such Ballads, 
whenever he could meet with one. — A. 1. 7. Med. Seld. Wendelin's 
(Godefred) Glossarium Salicum to be read carefully over at some time or 
other, as also the Salic Laws that he publish'd with it. 

of Kirby upon Wharfe: about a mile and a halfe east from Calvaria: not 
mentioned by any of o r English Historians. The 13 th of May last past I 
got a brace of poore honest labouring men, the One w th his pick to search 
and dig the ground : the other w^ h his spade, upon discoveries to smouth 
the surface, where ought was found: the whole hath been so mangled, 
that we co d not finde any cubical figure lodged in his bed : neither can 
I affirm, that the collections of the several [coyns] is compleat ; because 
gathered, as they were found, squanderd up and down. Much less can I 
assert ought as to confusednes, or regularity, how they were placed. 
This incampm* is too low, and remote from the Romans ridge, to sup- 
pose it stationary : and to call it marching ; the materials are not so easily 
provided, unless y u grant a longer continuance, than a nights lodging. The 
playster lays next the ground : and is dug not many miles from this place : 
but by wod [sic] is first framed into a combustible pile, after that pouderd, 
and searcht, then well wrought w th water, after this 'tis spread with a 
trowel : above this lay the lime, or putty, where the severall cubes were 
lodged. The length of this (for in several places, through former diggings, the 
tracts were undiscoverable) as it run N. and S, by a two foot rule, 
appeared to be about six yards : and if this was the side of the parallelo- 
gram, wee are still more left to guesses: but if the true measure of an 
equilateral square, wee are furnisht with its just area.' Believes that the 
Heralds' Office, London, is in possession of Dr. Johnston's Antiquities of 

June 8. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 18. 1). Will pay for Leland, like 
the Archbp., through Mr. Clements. H.'s notions about Edward the Con- 
fessor are very agreeable. ' I had ventured to advance somewhat of y* 
nature in my notes upon y e Saxon coyns transmitted to D r . Gibson 3 years 
agoe, w n I sent the figures of as many more as would make anoth 1- plate in 
a design'd new Edition of Camdens Brit. I ventured to affirm that y e title 
of Confessor was not confer'd upon him til aft r death, & y* the peices he 
gave for the Struma were his current moneys, only gilded, & such an one 
is in my Collection with a hole struck thro for the ribband, my father had 
it amongst y e rest of y e Curiositys he bought of y e Exec™ of Tho : L d 
Fairfax ... As for y e Character for Christ I have long had it upon the 
Roman Coyns aft 1 ' Constantine with the A & 12 on each side A ^ co but w* 
I am most surprized with is an antique ring presented me yest r day by a 
Staffordshire clergyman, w ch at first I apprehended to be of Roman Anti- 
quity, being of brass into w ch is very odly interwoven certain links of Iron, 
& y e stones on each side y e signet have been set in Copper, but I was pre- 
sently convinc'd it was Christian, the Inscription [given in P.S. as ' anang 
apta (a Fate or destiny agreeable) w ch may perhaps relate to his Warlike 
disposition & victorys in France w n Regent '] beginning & ending with 
the Characters for Jesus Christ with the old man* of making the cross . . . , 
the seal has a Beare with a Rose or perhaps ragged Staffe, a sign y* once it 
belong'd to y e famous Rich d Beauchamp Earl of Warwick, y e Inscription 



[1711 : 

June 9 (Sat.). Last Night I was with one M r . Middleton Massey, 
formerly of Brasen-Nose College & one of the Keepers of the Museum 
Ashmoleanum. He took no Degree, being a Non-Juror. He now prac- 
tises Physick with good Reputation at Wisbich in y e Isle of Ely. He is 
a Man of good Curiosity, and well skill'd in Drawing. He collects divers 
Coyns, MSS ts . & other things of y t Nature. He is communicative & 
corresponds with some Men of Learning. He has given us some things 
to y e Bodlejan Library & designs other Benefactions. He gave divers 
things also formerly to the Museum Ashmol. but he complains yt he 
o cannot now find them ; & indeed several other things are there Missing. 
— B. i. 22. Art. Seld. Inscriptiones Wittebergenses, Editore Joachimo 
Hagmeiero, to be consider'd for modern Inscriptions. — A. 2. 2. Art. 
Seld. The Ship of Fooles in English by Alexander Barclay, printed at 
Lond. 1509. by Rich d . Pynson. The Wooden Cut at fol. xiii. being to 
explain that Head w ch is de inutilitate Librorum represents an old Man 
poreing upon a Book with a Brush in his right Hand. He has a pair of 
Spectacles on his Nose, w cl1 plainly shews yt Spectacles were in use at yt 
time. — In Henry VIII tll,s time they drunk in Cups, Bowls and Horns, 
See ibid. p. 44. in the Picture of the Drunken Society. 

o June 10 (Sun.). The Bp. of Bath and Wells, D r . Hooper, has pub- 
lished a Discourse in Latin, (his Name not added) w cl1 is inscrib'd to D r . 
Grabe, intitled, De Valentinianorum Hceresi conjectures, quibus illius origo 
ex jEgyptiaca Theologia deducitur. 

June 12 (Tu.). Parishes at first very large. Afterwards other Churches 

upon whose monum* as S r W m . Dugdale represents it, is pointed with y* 
Animall &c, perhaps his Motto in french makes up the legend.' Will faith- 
fully register H.'s very kind present of vol. iii of Leland. 

June 9. H. to E. Smith. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 72 d.) Thanks for 
the ' health ' sent by Mr. Massey. Asks for more precise directions as to 
the passages in Dodsworth's MSS. to be transcribed ; S. should consult the 
printed Catalogue of MSS. Has not seen Sir A. Fountaine of late. Gives 
particulars of Leland and Tully ; Dr. Halley published last year Apollonius 
Pergaeus, a noble performance, much for the honour of mathematical learning. 
For other news refers him to Mr. Massey. 

June 10. Cherry to H. (Rawl. 25. 55). ' S r . It is w th infinite Griefe* 
y* I write you this Letter w th the melancholy News of y e Loss of M r . 
Dodwell who died, w th the same Piety w th which he had always lived, 
about four of the Clock in y e Morning on Thursday y e 7 th instant & was 
buried yesterday in this Church. M rs . Dodwell desires you as soon as you 
can after you receive this to go to y e House where M r . Dodwell used to 
Lodge in Oxon & to let his Trunk & his Books & his Gowns & what other 
things he hath there be removed to yo r Chamber & then to give me an 
Account of them by y e next Post & you shall receive farther Directions 
about them from Yo r humble Serv* F. Cherry. Shottesbrooke June y e 
10 th . i7ii.-Rec d this Letter about half hour after 10 Clock in the Morn- 
ing, on Thursday June 14. 1711. Tho : Hearne.' 

St. Barnabas. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 94). Has (in dust up to the 
elbows) been 'rummidging and rectifying' Mr. Nevile's kind present of 
charters. Arranges for payment of Leland vol. iii. * Y u are pleased to 
mention a large f°. MS* of the Offices of Sar, some time since belonging to 
Bp Goodman : y u doe not give mee its name, neither am I impatiently curious 

June 9-14.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 178-186. 


were taken out of them by the Lords of Manors. In the Saxon times y e 
Number of Parishes still increased, as Lords of Manors and others were 
willing to erect new Churches, & to have a settled parochial Minister 
among them, who was to take Care of y e Souls of y e People within such 
a Precinct, as hath obtained y e name of a Parish. — Being yesterday at 
Dorchester I took a particular View of the large Church there. There 
are divers Monuments some to y e Memory of Kn ts . others to the Memory 
of some of the Priors &c. But the Inscriptions of most are strangely 
defac'd. I had some Brass Coyns given me found there. A Man also 
gave me an Oyster Shell found with abundance more several Yards under 10 
Ground in a place where he dug a Well. In w cl1 place had been formerly 
a Church. Leland mentions it as being South of the Priory Church. I 
saw some Remains of it bubling out just upon the way. The Man told 
me ) rt in his Gardens divers Bones of Men & Women & Children had 
been dug up, being part of the Cemitery. He told me also of two Urns 
that had been found with two Lachrymatories & a Skull just by, in the 
Field South West of y e Church, in w ch Field divers Coyns are dug up. 
— Out of Sperlingius de Nummis non cusis. Pag. 5 Phidon inscripsit 
nummos primus. Sic enim Suidas. <&r)d(ov Trpcbros 6 'Apyelos eypa^e 
vofjao-pa. — p. 8. De Phidone inventore numismatum cusorum in Grsecia 20 
legitur apud Strabonem 1. viii. — lb. The Ancients us'd Brass money, & 
Iron money, & tin money as well as Silver. — lb. Phidonian Coyns 
(Nummi Phidonij) in Thesauro Brandenb. p. 279, They have <t>IAO. 
on them. Not that they were really done by Phido himself, but were 
struck to his Memory. Ibid. p. 12. — lb. p. 17. When Julius Csesar first 
came into Britain the Britains us'd laminae & pieces of Iron and Brass for 
Money, without any Figures or Signatures upon them. — A Lection of 
Aristotle not to be chang'd, as Salmasius would have had it. Ibid. p. 
19. — A place of Josephus interpreted & explain'd. ibid. p. 34. & in p. 54. 
— Hesychius corrected p. 78. 30 

June 14 (Th.). Yesterday I rec d the 5 MS*. Volumes of Leland, 
written by M r . John Stow, that I have mention d in the Preface to my 
II d . Vol. of Leland' s Itin. There are only 3 of them that relate to y e 
Itinerary. M r . Stowe us'd the Copy before any Damage had come to it ; 
but he takes a Liberty of varying from it often, & of inserting things of 
his own. — Out of The Preface to A Complete History of England: with 
the Lives of all the Kings 6f Queens thereof; from the Earliest Account of 
Time, to the Death of his late Majesty King William III. containing 
A faithful Relation of all Affairs of State Ecclesiastical Sf Civil. The 
whole illustrated with large Sf useful Notes ; taken from divers Manuscripts, 40 
df other good Authors : &c. The Continuation of his (Daniel's) History 

to ask it ; unless it had been a supernumerary, and so might have proved 
a purchase, perhaps the booke from its largnes is a Missal : For three books 
before o r Reformation, were chiefly the furniture of parish Churches. Missale 
for the Altar Service. Breviarie or portuass for the Quire. And Manual for 
baptizing, burial, &c. of the people. Other Books names occur; as anti- 
phonare, legendarie, processionale &c. but these, and the like, are but so many 
parts belonging to the principals above mentioned. M r Edw. Francks Genius 
does not seem to lay much for bookes.' 

i 7 6 


[1711 : 

thro' the Reigns of Richard II. Henry IV, V, & VI. was so meanly per- 
form'd by M r . Trussel, & the Stile so wretched that there was a Necessity 
to have those Reigns new writ, which have therefore been done much 
larger & more exact, & after M r . Daniel's Method. A Blunder of y e 
Author in something more than a Line ab* W m . of Wickham. — Brevity 
in Inscriptions is a certain Mark y* they are antient. See in Graevius's 
Preface to y e II d . Vol. of his Rom. Antiq. in y e 5 th Chapter of y e Excerpta 
out of Pet. Servius's Miscellanies. 

June 15 (Fri.), On Thursday last (June 7 th ) died M r . Henry Dod- 
10 well, y* Great and Good Man, in the 70 th Year of his Age, at Shottes- 
brooke in Berks, where he had liv'd in a most retired, studious, private 
Condition for several Years. He died with y e same Piety with which he 
had always lived, and was buried on Saturday June y e 9 th in the Church 
of Shottesbrooke. This Extraordinary person might have reach'd an 
hundred Years if he had taken but ordinary Care of his Health. He was 
of a small Stature of Body, but vigorous & Healthy, of a brisk, facetious 
Constitution, always chearfull even in y e worst of times. He was humble 
& modest to a fault. His Learning was above y e common Reach. 
His Distemper was a Cough, w cil he took no manner of care to through 
20 off, and indeed having been never sick before in his Life (excepting a Fit 
or two of an Ague & one or two Fits of y e Cholick) he knew not what 
Pain was, & would not submitt to the Dictates and Rules prescrib'd by 
Physitians. I take him to be the greatest Scholar in Europe when he 
died ; but w* exceeds that his Piety and Sanctity was beyond Compare. 
Had he indulg'd himself a little, & not abstain'd so much from even the 

June 15, H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 39). * Honoured Sir, — I am 
overwhelm'd with Grief and Concern at y e News you tell me of the Death of 
that Great and Good Man, M r . Dodwell. He died a most glorious Confessor 
of this poor, afflicted distress'd Church of England. He has left us a most 
noble Example behind him of Piety, Humility, Constancy, Learning and 
Industry. His Writings will be a better and more durable Monument than 
any that can be erected for him by his Friends. His Reputation was uni- 
versally established, even to the Height of Envy, which happens to be often 
the Fate of the Greatest Men. I am mightily troubled I had not come over 
at Whitsontide ; but D r . Hudson's Journey prevented me, and I could not 
imagine M r . Dodwell's State of Health had been so bad. I have such a 
Veneration for the Memory of this Excellent Man, that I should be glad to 
know the most minute Circumstances of his Life and Death ; but that which 
I desire most at present is the Nature of his Distemper, whether he kept his 
Bed for any time, whether he was sensible 'till the last or 'till very near the 
last, in what Part of the Church he was buried, who were the Bearers, who 
read the Funeral Service, in what Month and in what Day of the Month of y e 
Year 1641 he was born? 

Presently after your Letter came to my Hands, (which was not 'till 
yesterday Morning between 10 and n Clock) I went over to the House 
where M r . Dodwell us'd to lodge, and in the Afternoon the Woman brought 
to my Chamber all the Things that, as she says, were left with her by M r . 
Dodwell, viz. (1) One large, but light, Trunck, with this Date upon it, 1662. 
The Lock is not very firm ; but she says 'tis as 'twas always. There seem to 
be either Books or Papers in it ; but by the Lightness of the Trunck they 
cannot be many. (2) Two Master of Arts Gowns, one pretty fresh and the 
other but ordinary. (3) One square Cap. (4) One small Past-Board Box, 

June 14-16.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 186-193. 


ordinary Refreshments of Nature 'twould certainly have conduc'd to y e 
Lengthening of his Life ; but a severe steddy Course of Life, like y e 
Primitive X tians . & the most renown'd Philosophers could not comply with 
those Principles. His Name will always be mentioned and spoke of with 
Honour as long as there is any Regard for true Religion, virtue, Probity 
& Learning. Nothing could make him swerve from those good Prin- 
ciples of y e Church of England that he had very early imbib'd, w o11 
occasion'd some People to call him an Obstinate Man; but Obstinacy 
(if it may be so call'd) in such Cases is always laudable, & I wish y* all 
Men would observe and follow it, especially those of y e Clergy, & 1 10 
heartily wish moreover that half y e Clergy, nay one tenth Part of y m had 
the 40^ Part of y e Integrity, Learning & Holiness of this Lay Man, who 
constantly studied y e Publick Good, & never did anything but what will be 
commended by all Honest, good & truly holy & learned Men. — A. 2. 3. 
Art. The Psalter in Hebrew, Greek, Chaldee, and Latin. Colon. 1518. 
It belong'd once to y e learned M r . W m . Eedwell, whose Name (written 
w th his own Hand) appears at y e Beginning, v/ith this Date 1586. 

June 16 (Sat.). On Thursday Night last D r . Hudson (his Year of 
Grace being expir'd) resign'd his Fellowship of University Coll. & after- 
w ds he gave a Genteel Treat to the Master, Fellows, Masters & Gentle- 20 
men Commoners. — Yesterday the Visitors met in the Master of Univer- 
sity College his Lodgings about M r . Allen's Appeal, & adjourn'd to 
another Day. — M r . Madox in the Preface to his Formulare Anglicanum 
calls Bp. Hooper & D r . Batteley two incomparably learned persons. He 
also calls D r . Thomas Greene, Master of Bennet Coll. Cambr. the reve- 
rend learned Master of that College. 

inw ch are contain'done shirt mark'd, H. D. — one Handkerchief mark'd, H. — 
four Bands, three without Marks, the other with this Mark L. — Four Pair of 
Linnen Cuffs. — All these Things I have by me to be dispos'd off as you or 
M rs . Dodwell shall think fit to direct. 

'Tis no small satisfaction, Sir, to reflect upon my having had y e Honour of 
being acquainted with this Great Man. He was of so humble a Temper 
that he always permitted me to use the utmost Freedom. This Conde- 
scension made me trouble him with several Letters, which I am now 
concern'd for after his Death. What I us'd to write was either upon Matters 
of Learning or else upon some other innocent Topicks ; but not knowing to 
what use these Letters may be put hereafter, I am oblig'd to desire of you 
(for I know of no one so proper) that what Letters of my Writing shall be 
found amongst his Papers may be either return'd back to me, or at least that 
they may be so taken care of that they do not fall into the Hands of any one 
that may be inclin'd to make a bad use of them. I rely upon your Great 
Prudence and Judgment in this Affair, & (if you think fit) you may be pleas'd 
to mention it (with my most humble service) to M rs . Dodwell, whom I 
heartily condole with upon this mournfull Occasion. I have another Request 
also which is that the 3 first Volumes of M r . Leland's Itinerary (which cannot 
now be got for Love or Money) may be secur'd for my use (unless M r . 
Dodwell dispos'd off them to some one that is willing to continue the sett) for 
w ch I am willing to give 5J. per Vol. or more. I hav* got M r . Brokesby's 
Papers safe by me, which I shall send back (with a Letter that I writ a Week 
since) on Tuesday next. In the mean time return him my thanks and service, 
& be pleas'd to accept y e same your self from, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble 
serv* Tho : Hearne.' 

vol. III. 




[1711 : 

June 17 (Sun.). Arch b P. Laud's Memory deserves a particular Cele- 
bration, his Learning, Piety, and Virtue hath been attained by very few ; 
and y e greatest of his Infirmities are common to all, even the Best of 
Men. Clarendon's Hist. B. vm. p. 442. 

June 18 (Mon.). A Greek Coyn, large, of silver shew'd me out of the 
Collection of the late D r . Plot, by M r . Burman (his Son in Law) of 
Univ. Coll. The Face side is a Janus, on y e reverse TENEAIHN, & 
under it a Bipennis, in a Laurell. This relates to y e Story w ch Stephanus 
mentions out of Aristotle concerning a certain King of Tenedus who 
10 made a Law that when any were taken in Adultery both y e Persons 
should have their Heads struck off with an Ax. It happen'd that y e 
King's son was found guilty of y* Crime, & y e King commanded y e Law 
to be executed upon him. Afterwards the Tenedian Ax came to be 
a Proverb, being us'd of those that are cruel, & coyns were struck with 
two Heads on one side & the Ax on y e Other. Other Reasons are given 
for y e same Proverb, of all w ch Stephanus thus : (See y e Words.) — M r . 
Dodwell a great example of Heroick Piety and Virtue. See pag. 53. of 
Some Discourses upon D r . Burnet $ D r . Tillotson. 40. T. 18. Jur. 

June 19 (Tu.). King Hen. VII. was a comely Personage, a little above 
20 just Stature, well & straight limmed, but slender. Bacon's Life of him 
p. 246. 

June 20 (Wed.). M r . Dodwell read his First Lecture May 25^ 1688. 
The last was read on Nov. 6. 1691. He only read 16 Lectures. These 
were all printed in a Thick 8 vo . at y e Theater in 1692. & inscrib'd byway 
of Gratitude by y e Author to y e University. He had prepar'd three 
others, w cl1 he design'd to have read had not he been depriv'd of his 
Professorship. These were however printed with y e rest, together with a 
learned Appendix in w cl1 are some Fragments of the Diurnal Acts or 
libri lintei w tb Notes & Chronological Tables. — Some Fragments of an 
30 old Temple (w cl1 is call'd by some templum Termini, by others Templum 
Victoriae) upon the Banks of y e Riv r Carron in Scotland not far from 
Fal-Kirk. within 12 or 14 Miles of Edinb. M r . Urry of X*. Ch. brought 
over with him a Draught of it, w cl1 was presented to the Reverend D r . 
Aldrich, late Dean of X*. Church. — When I come to Discourse of y e 
Coyns of Crispus and Gallienus I must remember to consult Donatus de 
Urbe Roma in Grsevius Tom. 3. p. 642. where are Temples from Coyns, 
some of w ch have round Cupulos. 

June 21 (Th.). M r . Dodwell dy'd with the same exemplary Piety with 
w cl1 he had always liv'd, & may deservedly be reckon'd a glorious Con- 
40 fessor of this Afflicted Church. He receiv'd y e Sacrament in y e Parish 
Church of Shottesbrook on Trinity Sunday last, the Schism (w ch had cora- 
menc'd by virtue of the Lay Deprivation of the Bp 8 , in King W m .' 3 
Reign) being, according to his Principles (w ch may best be learned from 
his writings) clos'd by the Death' of the late Bp. of Norwich D r . Lloyd. 
The last Book he publish' d was a small Tract call'd The Case in View 

June 18. Thoresby to H. [but addressed to Rev. C. Nevile]. (Rawl. 27. 
249). Directions for payment for Leland. Thanks for present. Has just 
peeped into vol. iii., and is glad to see the notes on Antoninus. 

June 17-26.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 193-206. 


now in Fact, written on purpose to shew y e unreasonableness of continu- 
ing a separation any longer. As to his Person, he was of a small stature 
of Body, yet of a strong, vigorous Constitution, chiefly owing to his 
abstemious & temperate way of Living. He was of a sanguine com- 
plexion, of a grave, modest, ingenious Countenance, of a piercing Eye, 
& of a quick Apprehension. He was acute & chearfull in his Discourse, 
ready & forward in his Advice, & delighted to have difficult Questions 
propos'd to him for Solution. — 40. F. 26. Jur. Tomasini Inscriptiones 
Patavinse, a Book to be carefully look'd over for modern Inscriptions. 
[Notes from Graev. Antiq. Rom. iii. 682, 706, 797 ; iv. 1007 . . .] See 10 
also Nardinus in vol. 4 to . p. 1078. Nardinus . . . tells us y* in y e time of 
Nero C was not us'd for G. This to be consider'd, & Nardinus confuted 
upon a proper occasion, & y e Instance there brought by him explain'd. 

June 22 (Fri.). Concerning the ornaments of the Roman Temples 
must be consulted Nardinus ubi supra pag. 1364. — This Day M r . W m . 
Tilly of Corpus X ti . Coll. took his Degree of Doctor of Divinity in a Con- 
gregation at 9 Clock. — M r . Wharton was a Person of a middle Stature, 
of a brown Complexion, & of a grave & comely Countenance. His Con- 
stitution was vigorous & healthfull. In Confidence of y e strength of w c k, 
he was too little regardful of himself, & too intent upon his Studies. Inso- 20 
much, y* he did often deny himself the Refreshments of Nature, because of 
them. And sometimes in the coldest Weather would sit so long at them, 
and without a Fire, as to have his Hands and Feet so chill'd, as not to be 
able to feel the use of them in a considerable time. His too eager Prose- 
cution of these ; together with a weakness contracted in his stomach, by 
the too violent operation of an unhappy Medicine, w clx he had taken, so 
farr broke the Excellency of his Constitution, y* no Art nor Skill of 
the most experienced Physicians could repair it. See his life prefixed to 
his Sermons. — 

L. L. in old Inscriptions signifyes Lcetus lihens and not libens lihens or 30 
libentissime. So Fabretti has made appear from an old Inscription de 
Aquis & Aqused. p. 1733. Grsevij Thes. Ant. Rom. vol. iv. 

June 23 (Sat.). About Bells, See Ang. Rocha, Jo. Christian. 
Reimannus, Henr. Stockflethus, & Paul. Vergerius. 

June 25 (Mon.). About a Fortnight since one M r . Sergeant, Gentle- 
man-Porter of the Tower, coming to the Bodlejan Library, he was pleas'd 
to desire to have 3 sight of y e Original MS. of Clarendon's History, having 
been informed tha t 'twas lodg'd there. I told him we never had any such 
thing, but y* I was two or three times told by a noble Person (viz. my L d . 
Clifton, now L d . Cornbury) that we ought to have it, & y* D r . Aldrich 40 
Dean of X*. Church had such orders to dispose of it ; but w* became of 
it after D r . Aldrich's Death I could not tell. He was concern'd that he 
could not come to a sight of it, and said he did not question but y* things 
were strangely alter'd from they had been as they were written by y e 
Noble Author himself. — Churches in y e first Ages were all made very 
plain of Wood, without any Stone. 

June 26 (Tu.). C. 2. 6. Art. Seld. Crony cle of Englonde, with the 
Fruyte of Tymes. enprynted in y e Yere of our Lorde God. m. ccccc. & xv. 
by Julyan Notary dwellynge in Powlys Chyrche Yarde besyde the Weste 

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dore by my Lordes Palyes. — D. 2. 11. Art. Seld. Dion Chrysostom by 
Casaub. Par. 1623. In the Margin of this Book are written a great many 
critical Notes by some learned Hand, all w ch ought to be transcrib'd & 
Printed, with some other Things. I formerly transcrib'd them all & sent 
them to M r . Cherry in Berks. 

June 27 (Wed.). Sir Philip Sydenham being in Town he lent me 
(having brought it out of y e Country for y* purpose) John Higins's Mirour 
for Magistrates printed at London in Fleet-Streete by Henry Marsh 
1587. 4 t0 . 'Tis the same with that we have in Bodley, only ours in Bod- 

10 ley is imperfect ; but this of Sir Philip's is compleat & in good Condition. 
Ours wants y e Title-Page, Ep. Ded. & preface, & all the Life of Card 1 . 
Wolsey (written by Thomas Church-Yard) except the first Page. This 
Book of John Higgins's is the same almost (excepting some Additions, 
the Change of the Order, & some other small Alterations) with another 
Book that was publish'd with the same Title several Years before in two 
Parts, the Collector of w ch was W m . Baldwyn, of whom M r . Wood spakes 
Vol. 1. Ath. Oxon. col. 114. The first Part of w ch M r . Wood says came 
out in 1559. in 4*°. being the first Year of the Reign of Queen Eliz, 
The II d . Part M r . Wood never saw, but finds from y e Preface to y e first 

20 Part that the Collector had a II d . Part ready to print, but he could not 
find whether it ever was printed. It was certainly printed, & I have seen 
a Copy of it in Bodley (4 to . D. 20. Th.) imprinted at London by Thomas 
Marshe Anno 1574. in the Epistle Ded. to w ch - he tells us also that y 8 
first Part came out in y e first Year of Q. Eliz's Reign, & tells us of a third 
Part w ch he designed for y e Press, but whether 'twas really ever publish'd 
I am as yet altogether uncertain. I look upon Higgins's as only a new 
Edition of Baldwin's, & y* perhaps is the reason yt Henry Marsh (who 
was Assigne of Thomas Marsh yt printed Baldwin's) was y e Printer, he 

June 27. Brokesby to H. (Rawl. 3. 122). Has delivered the draft of 
Dod well's Dissertation on the Parma Equestris into D r . Woodward's hands. 
Has transcribed the beginning of a Letter by him, of the Laws of Nations and 
Patriarchal Scheme. His Barnabas, the Paraphrase, Annotations, and his 
Dissertation on the Mystical Interpretation of the O. T., and Disc. cone. 
Theoph. Antioch. to be published when the times will encourage such a 
publication. Among his other MSS. is one cone, the LXX, and the times of 
the Ptolemies in Egypt, which M r . D. 'used to complain of as delivered by 
Historians only accidentaly, & thence being obscure, he endeavored to set 
them in a better light.' Particulars of his life and death. 1 He was buried in 
the Chancell of Shottesbr. over against the Monument of Throckmorton 
sometimes Warden of the Coll. there, about a Yard distant from it. How his 
Books wil be disposed of, I know not. Possibly kept for his Son. I thank 
you for consulting that Learned Botanist M r . Bobart about the Plant I saw 
in Derby-shire. I wish he could have a Sight of it, or have it transmitted to 
him another Spring. I have now no Acquaintance thereabouts to procure 
such a favor ; & the Old Botanists y* I was formerly acquainted with there, 
are dead, who indeed gloried in this Rarity. As for the Carawaies I 
mentioned growing near Humber, they are there esteemed equally with such 
as grow in Gardens. As for the Manufacture of Wire, that has bin long in 
our Nation. I remember it was made at Bromicham near 60 years ago. The 
working of Copper-Plates, tho now more commonly than formerly, is not so 
great a Rarity in England, as the making of Brass, w ch (as I have heard) us'd 

June 26-30.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 206-214. l8l 

being 'tis likely unwilling to part with his Right to y e Copy for such in- 
considerable Alterations as were made by Higgins. — Yesterday the 
Visitors met about M r . Allen's Business in the Master's Lodgings of 
University-College, & came to a Determination, w ch I must put down 
distinctly after I have talk'd with and consulted M r . Allen himself. 

June 28 (Th.). Cato's Distichs were written by a Christian. See a 
Dissertation about them in Boxhorn's Quaestt. Rom. n. xiv. — Grsev. Thes. 
Ant. Rom. Vol. v. p. 944. 

June 30 (Sat.). M r . Dodwell before his Death had near finished a 
Dissertation upon D r . Woodward's Shield, w ch he took to be a Parma 10 
Equestris. This, according to M r . Dodwell's Direction, M r . Brookesby 
deliver'd (together with some other Learned Persons, as Baron Span- 
heim's, Gronovius's & (w cJl M r . Dodwell most approv'd of) Cuperus's 
Thoughts on that Subject, all were lent by the D r . to M r . Dodwell) 
into his the said D r .' s Hands. None of them, it seems, had taken the io ttt 
Part of y e Pains in considering it y* M r . Dodwell had done. 'Tis thought 
by M r . Brokesby that D r . Woodward will publish it 1 , w c h I wish he may : 
for I do not doubt but 'twill be welcome to learned Men, as discovering 
much of Roman Antiquities out of y e ordinary Road. M r . Brokesby has 
just transcrib'd the Beginning of a Letter of the Laws of Nations & 20 
Patriarchal Scheme, w cn M r . Dodwell intended (if God had granted him 
a longer Continuance among us) to have prosecuted. This M r . Brokes- 
by is to transmitt to a learned Person to see whether he'll be pleased to 
undertake it. His Barnabas, with the Paraphrase, Annotations, & his 
Discourse on y e Mystical Interpretation of y e Old Testament ; as like- 
wise his Dissertation concerning Theoph. Antiochenus, if not before pub- 
lished by M r . Schelwig (for he had a Transcript of it) are intrusted 
to M r . Cherry & M r . Brokesby, to be publish'd, when the times will 
encourage such a Publication. There are several other MSS. of his of 
great value, as y* concerning the LXX, & y e times of y e Ptolemies in 30 
Egypt, w cl1 M r . Dodwell us'd to complain of as delivered by Historians ■ 
only accidentally, & thence being obscure, he endeavoured to set them in 
a better Light. — He was born in y e latter End of Octob. 1641. w* day he 
himself could never learn. M r . Brokesby was with him y e three last 
Hours of his Life. His Cough w cn was very violent for some Months 
before his Death, occasion'd by a Consumption ended in an intermitting 
Feaver, which never could be stopt. He enjoyed his Reason and a true 
pious Disposition to y e last, blam'd himself that he could not intend his 
Mind in y e Prayers they presented by him & for him. He desired their 
Prayers, & sent up several such pious Ejaculations, as Lord Jesus have 4» 

all to be brought from forrein parts, til of late Years, tis become our Manu- 
facture, tho chiefly wrought about Bristol . . . M rs . Dodwell is unwilling to 
part w th the Lelands, but desires to have the set completed.' [Rawl. 3. 123, 
Brokesby to H., undated, relates to Dodwell's Observations on the inscription 
of Julius Vitalis, which are spoken of as on the point of completion ; and 
therefore belongs to the previous year.] 

1 D r . Woodward afterwards sent it to me, and I published it (Oct. 21. 1716). 

1 8a 


[1711 : 

mercy on me. He died a little after 4 of y e Clock in ye Morning June 
7th. He was buried in y e Chancell of Shottesbrooke over against the 
Monument of Throckmorton sometimes Warden of the Coll. there, 
about a Yard distant from it. How his Books will be dispos'd of I know 
not yet. Possibly they will be kept for his Son \ a Child of 4 or 5 Years 
of Age of great Hopes. 

July 2 (Mon.). Ad aras emissa vota, uti monuit Petrus Berthaldus 
in libro singulari de Ara, col. 325. Graevij Thes. Ant. Rom. Tom. vi. 
— Haec autem vota ad aras erant emissa antequam in hostem, ut 
10 erant paludati Imperatores proficiscerentur. — Imo profecturi ad exer- 
citus Aras Dijs pro hostibus profligandis ponebant, ut patet ex Inscrip- 
tione quadam a Berthaldo ibidem edita. — 

Non raro in fronte templorum a priscis Christianis structorum, 
crux decussata fuit efficta, quam litera majuscula Pa> intersecaret, ad- 
ditis ab uno latere Alpha, ab altero Omega : hoc modo : A^Q De 
hac re vide Casp. Sagittarium de Januis veterum apud Graevium Tom. vi. 
col. 504, 505. — Ad Ostiarium pertinebant claves ecclesiae, ut clau- 
deret & aperiret Templum Dei, & omnia, quae sunt intus extraque, 
custodiret, fideles reciperet, infideles & excommunicatos rejiceret. Sic 
20 L. Begerus in Spicilegio Antiquitatis. Col. Brand. 1692. p. 80. — 
Their Office us'd formerly to be conferr'd upon them with great Cere- 
mony, the Bp. himself delivering them y e Keys of y e Church, & y 6 
Deacon y e Door of y 8 Church. See Du Fresne's Gloss, med. & inf. 
Lat. in voce. 

July 3 (Tu,). The Latin Version of Strabo corrected by Monfaucon 
in his Palseogr. Graeca p. 16. — Claudius Gotthicus (Imperator optimus 
quique Trajanum fere superaret) anno X**. 270 obijt. Inde in nummis 
quibusd. consecratio cum aquila alas suas expansas habente. — On 
Friday last ( 2 June 29 th ) died D r . Matthew Hutton, Rector of Aynhoe in 
30 Northamptonshire, and formerly Fellow of Brazen-Nose Coll. He was 
a learned Antiquary, but never publish'd anything, tho' his collec- 
tions, w°k are large and curious, have been made use of by divers of 
our English Antiquaries, & are often quoted. They are written in a 
great many small Volumes, but how they are dispos'd of I do not yet 
hear. (The Earl of Oxford bought his Collections for an inconsider- 
able Sum of Money.) 

July 4 (Wed.). Sir Philip Sydenham tells me y* D r . Musgrave of 

July 2. Musgrave to H. (Rawl. 8. 155). Does the form U appear in 
the word Mauritania on the inscription mentioned by Dr. Smith, Phil. Trans. 
230 [p. 603], which he saw at Tangier, and which was brought thence by Sir 
H. Cholmondeley, given to the University of Oxford, and placed in the area 
of the Theatre? Thanks for excerpta. [Rawl. 8. 156 is a note by H. on this 
inscription, written on the fly-leaf of No. 155 ; it is worked up in H.'s letter 
of July 9 infra.} 

July 4. "Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 105). Sends Gale's copy of Leland, 

1 They are to be kept for him. 

2 He died on June 27. See His Epitaph in my Preface to my Ed. of Leland's Coll. 

June 30- July 4.] VOLUME XXIX, PAGES 214-235. 

Exeter is a diligent Disperser of the Rights of y e X tian Church. — 
Gryphes Apollini sacras fuisse, Servius docet : Hoc genus (Ecloga viii.) 
ferarum in Hyperboreis nascitur montibus. omni parte leones sunt, alts 
§ facie aquilis similes, equis vehementer infestce, Apollini consecratce. ... 
— Henry Levett, M.D. a Subscriber to Leland. — Tullys in M r . 
Urry of X*. Church his Study, i. Orationum vol. II dum . Par. 1543. 
8°. (Rob. Steph) 2. Ciceronis de Philosophia Volumen Secundum. 
Par. 1543. 8°. Rob. Steph. 3. Orationum Vol. i mum . Paris 1543. 8°. 
Rob. Steph. — Note of persons who writ & spoke to me for Leland's 
Itin. after I had dispos'd off the full Number. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. M r . Knap- 10 
lock Bookseller of London half a douzen. 7, 8. Bp. of Carlisle two 
Copies. 9. D r . Musgrave of Exeter one Copy, 10. S r . Philip Syden- 
ham for M r . Sydenham one Copy. n. D r . Levet of Hatton Garden 
Holborn one Copy. 12. M r . Penny of X*. Church for M r . Smith 
a Divine one Copy. 13. M r . Cherry for M r . Sawyer one Copy. 14. 
D r . Thorpe one Copy. 15. D r . Sloane one Copy. 16. L d . Farma- 
nagh. one Copy. 17. A Gent, belonging to y« Bp. of Worcester one 
Copy. 18. A Friend of M r . Ibbetson of Oriels. 1 Copy. 19. M r . 
Perriam X*. Ch. 1 Copy. 20. M r . Lake X*. Ch. 1 Copy. 21. Narcissus 
Luttrell Esq r . ... 20 

1 S r . — Jane y e wife of Tho. Hatton of Childrey, in y e County of Berks 
Laborer, is y e Grand-Daughter of y e Sister of S r . Tho. Bodley. 

The Deposicions w ch she offers to prove her Descent are. 

The said Jane Hatton deposes & says, y* her Grand-Father one M r . John 
Burnet a Clergyman living near Exeter in y e County of Devon ; clandestinely 
stole away & married y e sister of S r . Tho. Bodley without y e Consent of her 
Parents & Relacions ; but they looking on him as a person so much inferior to 
her both in Fortune & Quality, despis'd him, & by menaces with pistol & 
dagger, & other methods so terrified him, y* for his safety & preservacion he 
was necessitated to quit his habitacion near Exeter, & to retire with his wife 30 
&c. to Stanlake in y e County of Oxon, where he liv'd, & as it appears from y e 
Register of Stanlake died in y e year 1 5 1 5 [sic]. While he lived, he officiated at 
a Village called Shifford not far from Stanlake, being either y e Incumbent, or 
Curate thereof. The said Burnet had a temporal Estate in Stanlake, viz. 
some Mills &c. & also another Estate at a place called Duckinton, commonly 
Duckleton, rot far from Stanlake, which Estates after his decease were 
enjoy'd by 2 of his sons, whereof the name of y e one was George, y e other 
Thomas, he had also a Daughter whose name was Jane y e Mother of y e 
Deponent Jane Hatton. 

And y e said Jane Hatton does also depose & say, y* her Grand-Mother y e 4° 
sister of S r . Tho. Bodley, as her Mother has often told her, died not very 
old ; but her own mother died, aged 4 score years & upwards, & was buried 
at Lockinge as appears by y e Register-Book thereof on y e 25 day of june 
1682, & y* she her self is near 4 score. 

And farther y e said Jane Hatton deposes & says, y* Jane her mother — 
daughter of y e said John Burnet, & Niece of S r . Tho. Bodley: Her Father 

to be returned when done with. H. may command copies of an ancient altar 
with inscription and of copies of several others, all found in England, and now 
in W.'s possession. Dodwell had just finished his Dissertation on the Shield 
before his death. Thanks from D r . Hugo. 

1 [Autograph : pasted in.] 


[1711 : 

and her Mother being both dead ; she was also clandestinely stolen away by 
one Edvv. Snoswell of Lockinge in y e County of Berks, and married to him 
without y e knowledge or Consent of her Trustees ; whereof y e name of one 
of y m was M r . Napkin, as she calls him, but I suppose his name was Knapton, the 
other Trustee's name she has quite forgot. These Trustees perceiving y fc 
there was somewhat more than an ordinary kindness between y e said Edw. 
Snoswell, & y e said Jane Burnet, & they knowing y* y e said Edw. Snoswell was 
but a poor inconsiderable man, altogether unworthy of such a Match, confin'd 
and lock't up the said Jane Burnet, in one of their houses : & by some means 

10 snap't y e said Edw. Snoswell, & sent him beyond Sea, but he quickly found 
out a way to return to England, gets a Letter privately conveyed to the said 
Jane Burnet, wherein he acquaints her of his Return, & desires her to meet 
him without fail at a certain place, & precisely at such a time : she receiving 
y e said Letter, & her Trustees being altogether ignorant of y e said SnoswelFs 
Return, grant her upon Request the Liberty of paying a Visit to S r . Tho. 
Bodley her Uncle who was then at Oxford, but she instead of going directly 
to him, goes to y e place nominated & assign'd in Snoswell's Letter, where he 
waits her coming, carries her off, marries her, & begetts on her Jane y e Wife 
of Tho : Hatton aforesaid. 

20 These are y e Deposicions which on Munday y e 9 th of y B Instant April 171 1, 
I took from y e mouth of y e said Jane Hatton in the presence of 4 Witnesses. 
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 16 th day of Aprill 
A.D. 171 1. 

Ral. Kedden M.A. of C 

Vicar of Denchworth Berks. 

S r . — The Rev nd M r . Tho. Paris y e present Rector of Childrey (where y 9 
said Jane Hatton dwells) & formerly Fellow of C. C. C. Oxon told me also on 
ye gth 0 f ys Instant April y* he did verily believe y* y e said Jane Hatton was 
y e Grand-Daughter of y e Sister of S r . Tho. Bodley, she having some time ago 
30 so inform'd him, & y* he himself had y e same thoughts of making Applicacion 
to y e University in her behalf, & you may easily perceive y* by y s Certificate 
y* I have given under my hand, y* I am really satisfied of y e Truth of her 
Deposicions ; the said Jane Hatton being a plain innocent & undesigning 
old Woman, altogether incapable of forging & trumping up such a Story. 

And y s farther I have to add y* y e Circumstances of y e said Jane Hatton are 
very low & necessitous : her Husband & her self being both near 4 Score 
Years of age, feeble & lame, & incapable of getting a competent main- 
tenance ; & y* which has particularly heigthen'd their distress & calamity, is 
4° y e loss of their money which by their hard Labor & good husbandry they had 
earn'd & sav'd in their younger Years for y e Support & comfort of their old 
Age by entrusting it into y 6 hands of their Master — who broke and cheated 
y m even of y* little All which they had got, so y* at present they are great 
Objects of Charity. 

Thus according to yo r desire, I have given you y e best account y* I can y* y e 
shortness of y e time will permit, of Jane Hatton y e Grand Daughter of S r . 
Tho. Bodley's Sister. Be pleas'd to give D r . Hudson a sight of this with my 
best respects, I beg y e fav r of a line from you at y r first convenience, & am 
very Sincerely 

i£° S r Y r most humble Serv* to command 

From Denchworth near Wantage, Ral. Kedden. 

Berks. Apr. 17, 171 1, 
For M r . Hearne M.A. of St. Edmunds Hall Oxon present. Post paid. 
It appears by y e Register-Book of Stanlake y* S r . Tho. Bodley's sisters Xtian 
name was Joanna. 

July 4, 5.] VOL. XXIX, PAGE 239-VOL. XXX, PAGE 8. 185 

. . Rec d . of D r . Hudson for 4 Lelands better Paper & 6 ordinary 2 libs. 
4s. — . . . M r . Trelawny of Exeter & M r . Martin of Merton disputed in 
the Physick School twice. The last day Tuesday April 24 th . but they gave 
nothing for my trouble. — May 23^. 171 1. pd. the Smith for rectifying 
a Sceleton in the Anatomy School, 7s. 6d. — . . . 


July 5, 1711 (Th.). In Dorcester Quere. 

>5< Hie jacet dominus Rogerus quondam prior prioratus de Rauton in Com. 
Stafordie postea Abbas monasterii de dorchester Lincol.dioces. necnon episcopus 
lidensis cujus ►{< anime propietur deus amen. 

Upon the Stone is the Bp 9 . Effigies. IO 

Johannes de Suttona dictus quern Christe corona | Abbatis gessit vices hie qui 
requiescit. . . . 

A Grave Stone to the Memory of Sir Richard Bewfforeste. His figure 
upon the Stone, and underneath these Words : here lyeth Sir Richard 
Bewfforeste I pray ihesu geve his soule good Rest. Coming from his 
Mouth a scrole, the Beginning of which tore off, but the Remainder thus, 
.... virgo virgam ora pro nobis tui filij. 

Several other Knights, but their Names are not upon their Grave 
Stones, only their Figures appear, the Brass being torn off most of them. 
Under the Figures of one of these Knights & his two Ladys these 30 
Words : 

Ye that behold and se this dedely grave 

To the Lord of Mercy oure soules to save. 

Deth fro whom no thyng a scape may 

Bi his dredful Office sesid the livis 

Underneath 8 Children, 4 from each Wife, & some broken Letters, de- 
siring the Intercession of the B. Virgin. 

On the South Side of the Chancell a Tomb without Inscription, & 
thereon the Pigure at full length of a Military Person in Armour. On 
the North side also of the Chancell two Tombs, without Inscriptions, one 30 
of them a Cross-legg'd Knight, & the other one of the Priors. His 
Arms or Escutcheons three or four times, thus . . . The Bells of the 
Church of Dorchester are six in Number. The first (that is the biggest) 
is dedicated to Birinus & iEschwine, and was made at y e Charge of 
Fryer Astwood, but in what year it does not appear. The second is 
dedicated to S*. Peter and S*. Paul. The 3d. to the V. Mary. The 4th. 
to S fc . Anne. The fifth has no SV S Name, only these words Love God. 
The sixth (or the least Bell) has on it Henri Knight made me. 1603. 
From the Circumstances I observ'd concerning these Bells I find that 
they were new cast all except the first & second, w ch are certainly very 40 
antient, especially the first, w ch has more considerable Marks of Antiquity 
than I have seen upon any Bells as yet. 

On the North Side of the Chancell just above the K*. (mention'd 



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before) A Monument fix'd on one of the Pillars, with the following 

Habcs hie, quos quaeris (Cliens) Patronos | Non aliter post fata, quam olim 
in vivis | facile adeundos | geminos etiam causidicos, unus, nee multum loquax, 
| tumulus componit geminos manes unum sustinet | sepulchrum, utrasque 
justitiae lances, | quod sacrum sit memoriae (fatorum legibus eximi prorsus dig- 
nissimi) | clarissimi viri, Edwardi Clarke, jure consulti, Themidis e | templo 
Lincolniensi, jam septuagenarij, & ultra, (proh quantae | Sanctitatis argumento 
luxus & lites saeculi tamdiu vicisse) | Astraeae in ceelum abhinc recepti, Anno 

10 Domini 1623 0 . | Quin ad defuncti patris incrementa accedit filius, | Inter titu- 
los genitoris numerandus, | Bis cinctus, togae, & equitis cinctura, | Magister 
cancellariae, | Hoc est | patrimonium populi, fortuna miserorum, | communis 
regni confidentia, | Nunc iterum filium intra gremium suscipit, fovet, genitor | 
et pro sepulchro soboli est : | inscribit patrem filius auctioribus titulis, | & pro 
monumento patri est. | Hie quoque septuagenarius, ejusdem nominis, domus, 
I Tumulique haeres, cineres suos paternis | manibus remiscuit anno salutis 
1638 0 . I Ita se totum, unde exijt, retribuit | et vel in morte docuit | suum cui- 
que reddere | Hoc et a fatis disce (lector) seu restituendi | praeceptum, seu 
solatium, | quos mors erepuit, (it should be eripuit) reddidit inde suis. 

20 Quo numero legum, jurisque aenigmata norunt, | Quos lapis iste tegit, can- 
dide lector habe | Goncipe, quando magis Ciceroni scamna creparent, | Quando 
& Athenarum rhetoricante sene : | Marmora quo plausu, fractaeque Mathone 
columnae, | Romulidum & Graium tota theatra refer. | Invenies nullos melius 
dixisse togatos ; | Proque his incipies, cum tacuere, loqui. | 

Those Broken Words, which I took down hastily, in Dorchester 
Church to be examined hereafter again. — P for n the most antient Form 
of making the Letter ot. See in Monfaucon's Pal. Gr. p. vi. in the Re- 
censio. — L & S for A & 2 amongst y e antient Graecians. Ibid. p. vi. — 

M r . Allen of University College having had his Fellowship declar'd 
3° vacant by the Master, M r . Dennison, M r . Lindsey, M r . Baynes, and M r . 
Ward (for none else were present at y e Meeting except M r . Clavering, 
M r . Nevil & M r . Hodgson who dissented) on Saturday May 26 th , and 
his Name being struck out from among the Fellows on Monday, (May 
28 th ) immediately following, he soon after appeal'd to the Visitors, re- 
presenting his Case, & plainly shewing how injust they had been in not 
letting him have a full Year of Grace as others had had always in the 
College. The Visitors met first on Friday June the 15 th . in the 
Masters Lodgings (w cl1 was the day after D r . Hudson's Resignation ;) but 
M r . Allen being not prepar'd, he desir'd farther time. They adjourn'd 
4° therefore till Tuesday June 26 th . when they met, and came to this Reso- 
lution that tho' the Statutes allow but half a Year of Grace, yet since M r . 
Allen's Fellowship had not been declar'd vacant 'till about 3 Quarters of 
a Year after his Institution and Induction he ought to have all y e Profits 
of his Fellowship 'till May 28 th . thereby annulling & making void the 
Declaration of the Master & his four Fellows, that was pronoune'd May 
26 th . They also resolv'd that for the future none of y e Fellows should 
have above half a Year of Grace, and that no one of y m should have even 
that time allow'd him, unless he made known to the Society his Prefer- 
ment or Preferments within a Month after such Preferment or Preferm* 3 
5° were conferr'd upon him. This Resolution was confirm'd on Saturday 
June 30^. by the Visitors in the Masters lodgings, every one of them, 
excepting two or three, setting their Hands to y e Instrument drawn up 

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for y* purpose, & 'tis order'd by them to be registred & inserted amongst 
the other Statutes of y e College, & they have withall decreed that the 
Statutes shall be read once a Quarter (i. e. every Term) as they ought to 
be by the Master, and that this Order of theirs shall be read amongst 
them. This Resolution and Order of the Visitors (for w ch they are 
highly to be commended) is mightily resented by D r . Charlett & his 
Cronies, & they seem strangely concern'd that they should be baffled in a 
Matter w ch they thought and were confident they should carry with ease. 
The Visitors were willing to have restor'd M r . Allen, and to have allow'd 
him a Year of Grace as others have had before him, but he thought it 10 
most prudent not to accept of that, but rather to rest satisfy' d with the 
Order and Resolution before s d . as a thing that would be more agreeable 
to y e Statutes & seem more terrifying to his Enemies of y e College. But 
y e Injustice & Partiality that were shewn to M r . Allen will best appear 
from the Appeal it self, w ch I shall therefore Copy exactly from the 
Original that was drawn up by D r . John Ayliffe of new College — who is 
the Civilian M r . Allen imploy'd to manage this Affair : 

In Dei Nomine Amen ! Coram Vobis Notario publico, publicaque & 
Authentica persona ac Testibus fide dignis hie praesentibus. Ego Thomas Allen 
A. Magister, necnon Collegij Magnae Aulae Universitatis Oxon. socius animo 20 
appellandi, deque nullitate & nullitatibus, iniquitate & iniquitatibus, injustitia 
& injustitijs, injuria & injurijs, gravamine & gravaminibus infra scriptis aeque 
principaliter querelando omni meliori via, modo & juris forma quibus melius 
aut efficacius de jure debui aut possem, necnon ad omnem & quemcunque 
juris effectum exinde quovismodo sequi valentem dico, allego & in his scriptis 
in jure propono, Quod die Sabbati viz. die vicesimo sexto mensis ultime elapsi 
venerabilis Vir Arthurus Charlet S.T.P. necnon Collegij Magnae Aulae Uni- 
versitatis praedictae Magister, Guil. Denison, Samuel Lyndsey, Benjaminus 
Baynes & Georgius Ward in Artibus respective Magistri, necnon ejusdem 
Collegij (inter alios quosdam absentes, ac quosdam praesentes & dissentientes) 30 
socij ira, odio & invidia atque animi malignitate contra me praefatum Thomam 
Allen ducti & incitati, necnon vias honestas & tramites juris & justitiae prorsus 
contemnentes, ac etiam utcunque se gerentes (privilege's, statutis & consuetu- 
dinibus pervetustis quamplurimis legitimis ejusdem Collegij per eum & per 
eos posthabitis, spretis & contemptis seu saltern minus aeque & juste observatis) 
clam & occulto modo infra Collegium praedictum (uti ajunt) ad amovendum 
me praefatum Thomam Allen a sodalitio meo infra idem Collegium & ab omni- 
bus & singulis proficuis & emolumentis ejusdem sese convenerunt absque ulla 
debita seu legitima citatione, monitione seu summonitione caeterorum seu 
reliquorum vel absentium vel in eodem collegio tunc degentium & commoran- 40 
tium ad eidem privationis sive amotionis actui seu saltern ausui interessendum 
prout de jure & statutis Collegij praedicti debuerunt &tenebantur : atque tunc 
& ibidem in clandestina eorum conventione absque ulla causae cognitione, ne- 
dum mei-ipsius citatione vel coram ijs ad comparendum pro me ad responden- 
dum de & super aliquo negotio seu crimine mihi objiciendo sive aliqua Statu- 
torum collegij praedicti violatione quacunque, me praefatum Thomam Allen 
beneficium quoddam ecclesiasticum adeptum esse ultra annuum valorem decern 
marcarum sterlingorum inter se praetendentes seu potius in eorum animis fin- 
gentes me praefatum Thomam Allen a sodalitio meo infra collegium praedictum 
& ab omnibus & singulis proficuis & emolumentis ejusdem non solum in per- 50 
petuis futuris temporibus, sed etiam, ad dolum formandum & exequendum de 
quibusdam pecuniarum summis mihi debitis & per me percepturis a dicto col- 
legio, a tempore mensis Februarij ultime praeteriti privandum & amovendum 
fore de facto declarabant & pronunciabant, ac me pro socio amoto, privato & 
a collegio praedicto penitus excluso posthac habuerunt, licet in anteactis tern- 



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poribus ex antiqua, laudabili legitimeque praescripta consuetudine dicti collegij, 
cujus initij mcmoria hominum in contrarium non existit, omnes & singuli ejus- 
dem socij qui beneficia aliqua ecclesiastica vel patrimonia feodalia seu pensiones 
perpctuas adepti fuerint ultra annuum valorem decern marcarum sterlin- 
garum (deductis oneribus) eisdem una cum eorum sodality's frui & gaudere 
consueverunt, per spatium unius anni ad minus post talem adeptionem 
beneficij ecclesiastici, patrimonij aut pensionis perpetuae absque aliquo im- 
pedimento sive denegatione quacunque ; die vero lunae sequentis his grava- 
minibus, iniquitatibus & injury's mihi per eos & eorum quemlibet illa- 

10 tis dictus Arthurus Charlet minime contentus eo praeciptis iniquitatis 
processit, ut nomen meum ex libro promptuario expungeret, atque iterum 
declararet sodalitium meum vacasse a tempore mensis February ultime prae- 
teriti in mei praejudicium non modicum & gravamen. Unde Ego Thomas 
Allen socius antedictus sentiens me ex omnibus praemissis & eorum singulis 
qualitercunque habitis, factis & gestis, vel quae exinde colligi possunt, ac prae- 
sertim in negotio praetenso privationis vel meae amotionis a collegio memorato 
indebite praegravari, ab eodem Magistro & socijs suis superius nominatis & 
eorum quolibet ad venerabilem Virum Thomam Braithwaite Legum Doctorem 
dictae Universitatis Oxon vice-cancellarium legitime constitutum, necnon ad 

20 venerabiles viros in sacro-sancta Theologia Doctores ac ad Procuratores ejus- 
dem Universitatis in hac parte Collegij praedicti Visitatores sive Patronos depu- 
tatos legitimos rite & legitime in his scriptis appello : et protestor, quod non 
sunt quindecim dies elapsi ex quo mihi de praemissis & gravaminibus praedictis 
certitudinaliter constabat & constat : Quodque in praesentia dictorum Arthuri, 
Guiliemi, Samuelis, Benjamini & Georgij appellarem, si eorum praesentiam habere 
possem. Protestor insuper de corrigendo & reformando hanc meam appellatio- 
nem & querelam eidem addendo vel ab eadem detrahendo ipsamque in melio- 
rem redigendo formam atque de intimando eandem omnibus & singulis, quorum 
in hac parte interest seu interesse poterit quovismodo juxta juris-peritorum 

30 consilium pro loco & tempore. 

Now that w cn render'd the Injustice shew'd to M r . Allen the more 
visible, & what ought therefore to be particularly taken notice of is this, 
that the Founder of his Fellowship left no Statutes, dying before they 
were made ; & there have been none made since. So that 'twas not 
reasonable for y e Master to insist upon Statute so rigorously in his Case, 
when he could not but know that there was not one Clause in the whole 
Body that immediately concern'd him. Yet he (M r . Allen) was willing 
enough to believe that his Founder design' d that his Fellows should be 
all bound by the Original Statutes, & he was therefore ready to acquiesce 

4° in them, & to go by y e common Interpretation that had been given them ; 
w cn if follow'd he must of course have a whole Year of grace: for Custom 1 
was what he appeal'd to as the best way to resolve all Doubt. 

What M r . Allen's Adversaries in the College objected against him is 
this, that he had abus'd all the Fellows not only in General but every one 
of them in particular. This was insisted upon when his Year of Grace 
was propos'd in Chapell. M r . Allen was then absent in Kent ; but he 
had sent down his Request to M r . Clavering, who answer'd when the 
Objection was made in Chapell that, he was sure he had not abus'd all 
the Fellows ; for he did not know that he had abus'd him, at least if he 

5° had abus'd him he said he forgave him, & he thought that all the rest 
ought also to pardon what might be done in Heat & Passion. But 

1 Memorand. y* M r . Allen for 16 or 18 Years contributed by paying Money out of 
his Fellowship to the Years of Grace y t was granted to others. 

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after all this was only Supposition. They ought to have prov'd the 
Abuse before they had proceeded to Punishment ; and after the Abuse 
had been made out they should have consider'd whether 'twas of so 
hainous a nature as to deserve so rigorous a Punishment as Turning 
a man out of his Fellowship, which is a Free-Hold. 

The utmost Abuse they can pretend to must be slurring their Reputa- 
tions by opprobrious and indecent Language. But doe the Statutes in 
that Case direct them to Expulsion from Fellowships? Were their 
Founders so rigorous as to deprive Men of their Livelyhoods for ill 
words to their Equals? So far from this that the greatest Penalties 10 
in those days were pecuniary mulcts, 20 d . or i2 d . for Drawing a sword 
and offering to assault one of the Society was the most grievous Punish- 
ment appointed by the old Aular Statutes. Ill Words were punish'd with 
a Half-penny or a Farthing. And the Statutes of this College were 
originally the same with those that belong'd to old Halls, being first of 
all an Hall it self, and claiming no other Privileges than those little 

This is the chief of those three Halls that was founded by King 
JElfred, who made Statutes to govern this and the other two Halls. 
His Statutes were wisely drawn up. They were such as should keep the 20 
Members of the Society under a due Restraint, make each person observe 
his Duty, & upon neglect of any point in it proper Penalties were to be 
inflicted. If any Man was unfit for Society he was to be remov'd by 
just Means. He was first of all to pay such a Sum of Money as was 
allotted by the Statutes, the crime being doubled the Penalty was to 
be increas'd ; but if after all he could not be brought to Regularity & to 
live amicably and peaceably he was to be turn'd out. The Judges of this 
were those Appointed by the Founder, unless the Founder himself, that 
is the King, came and sate in person. If himself came he was to decide 
the Matter. We have one Instance of King Alfred's sitting in Judg- 30 
ment. The Statutes he made were notoriously broken. The old 
Scholars (some of w cl1 were partakers of his Bounty) refus'd to be guided 
by his Statutes. A Complaint and Appeal was made to the King. He 
came down, punish'd the Scholars, but did not proceed, that we know of, 
to Expulsion. He settled all Grievances ; the Delinquents were scons'd, 
and permitted to injoy their Exhibitions, or, as we now call them, 
Fellowships ; or at least if any were expell'd 'twas done by himself or 
such Officers as he appointed. 

If any Officers were appointed & delegated by him 'twas the Convoca- 
tion. They were the supreme Judges next to him ; and upon his Death 40 
the ultimate Determination of all Differences was lodg'd with them. The 
Master of the Hall (or, as we now call it, College) was as much subject to the 
Convocation as any of the other Exhibitioners. They were indeed to be 
under him, but he was not to proceed violently against any one Man. 
He was not to act beyond his Commission. He was to sconse upon 
Refractariness, & if he could not prevail by that means he was to com- 
plain to the Convocation. 

Each Fellow in like manner was also upon Injustice to complain 
to the Convocation : things were to be adjusted with as much Calmness as 
possible. 'Twas not reckon'd Christian to proceed to Expulsion unless 50 



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upon very hainous Offences in those Days. Pecuniary Mulcts are often 
mention'd upon very considerable Crimes in the Saxon Laws. William 
of Durham himself had respect to the Method of punishment in those 
times; & therefore his Statutes injoyn a certain Sum of Money to be 
paid upon Abuse. How comes it therefore to pass that M r . Allen 
is turn'd out of his Fellowship ? If he be oblig'd by any Statutes it must 
be by those of King iElfred or W m . of Durham. But King JElfred's are 
the same with those of the old Halls ; & these I have publish' d at y e End 
of the 3 d . Vol. of Leland's Itinerary. The utmost punishment by them 

10 is 20 pence, provided they had prov'd the Abuse as they did not ; & 
a pecuniary Mulct is also annex' d to the Crime by W m . of Durham's 
Statutes. So y* after all they have not the least tittle that I can see as 
yet to justify their Proceedings. 

But says D r . Bourchier we will not insist upon any Abuse, or any- 
thing else why M r . Allen should not have a Year of Grace, except the 
bare words of Statute. They are express that he should have no more, 
& he ought out of a principle of Conscience to have resign'd on y e very 
day his half year was expir'd. The D r . does well to mind Conscience, 
(a thing he has forgot in divers Cases;) but I suppose before a man 

20 is oblig'd by a Law he ought to know it. And how should M r . Allen 
know that he was oblig'd in Conscience to resign his Fellowship pre- 
cisely when the Half Year was expired ? The Statutes were always kept 
close with the Master. He never read them as he ought to have done. 
They have been strangely interpolated and alter'd. No Copies are to be 
seen. And he knew nothing more of them than as Custom directed 
him ; w cn giving at least 1 2 months he fairly thought he had acted con- 
scientiously & agreeably to the Design & Intent of the Statute. 

The Visitors look'd upon D r . Bourchier's Argument as trifling. They 
might by virtue of it (if it had held) have proceeded to examin the common 

3° Practise of the College, & have adjudged it illegal & unwarrantable, every 
way contrary to Oath and Conscience. But they were not willing to 
enter into past Acts. They did not look backward, but apply'd them- 
selves directly to M r . Allen's Case, & to the Benefit of Posterity. 
Accordingly they enacted that none should have above half Year for the 
future, w cn (with the Allowance they made from the Dividend J ) satisfy'd 
M r . Allen. Had they done otherwise M r . Allen might (& would) have 
appeal'd from their sentence to the chief Visitors, namely the whole Body of 
Convocation. For I look upon it as certain that the D rs . of Divinity are 
only Visitors delegated by Convocation. 'Tis plain to me from the 

4° History of the College in the Antiquities of Oxford that William of 
Durham made the Chancellor and Masters in Convocation Overseers of 
his Benefaction, & that the Chancellor & Masters afterwards commission'd 
a small number to act for them. This Commission being once obtain'd 
a small number has held it ever since, & now claim it as a Power that 
originally belongs to them, & ought riot upon any account whatsoever to 
revert to Convocation ; w cn is much such another pretence as that of the 
parliament in denying the King to be their Superior upon all Accounts, 

1 N3. that the 3 d . Quarter upon Account of the Dividend was worth more than the 
3 other Quarters. 

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as if they were in some Cases his Equals & did not derive all their 
privileges from his Favour *. 

Apud antiquos Epitaphia brevissima habebantur pro optimis & elegan- 
tissimis. ut Viator in transitu & obiter ab initio ad flnem ea commode 
perlegere posset. Be[r]gierius de publicis & Mil. Imp. Rom. Vijs lib. II. 
§ 39. Generally speaking old Inscriptions were modest, and very agree- 
able to the Character the Persons bore, without any Additions of the 
Composers, tho' in some of them the Encomiums are very great & 
extraordinary. See Ibid. Yet even then they did not exceed their i° 
Deserts. 'Twas out of this Love to Truth yt sometimes they express'd 
the very Vices of the Persons to whose Memory they were erected, of 
w ch we have an instance in that to Laodicea Philocapta, w cil Fendius says 
is exstant at Ravenna, but Gruter at Rome. Gruter places it amongst 
those y* are spurious 2 , but perhaps for no other Reason but because it is 
so particular in expressing the Lasciviousness of y e Person. Bergierius 
has put it down there, in §. citata. — Leg. in Antoninus's Itin. signifies 
lega or Zeuga, & not legio. A French league was 1500 Paces. See 
Bergierius ibid. lib. III. § 37, 38. 

July 6 (Fri.). In Mr. Selden's Library . . is A Catalogue of the 20 
Chancellors of England, the L d . Keepers of the Great Seal, & the L d . 
Treasurers of England. With a Collection of divers that have been 
Masters of the Rolles. By J.P? Summerset Herald. Lond. 1636. 4 to . 

July 7 (Sat.). Sir Simon Harcourt Lord Keeper of y e Great Seal is 
made Baron of Stanton-Harcourt. — Several old Wooden Cuts in 
Caxton's Ymager or Myrrour of y e World. w cb - ought to be consider'd. 
It stands C. Art. Seld. F. 1. 12. — The Emperor Gallienus when he made 
his Expedition into the East caus'd Apollo to be put on some of his 
Coyns. But y e Figures in w cn he was represented were various. Some 
of them had a Centaur with an Harp in his Right Hand and a Globe in 30 
his Left ; and round them apollini comiti on y e Reverse, signifying that 
Apollo was his Companion in this Expedition & yt he did not question 
Success by Relying upon his Assistance. See Du Choul Relig. veter. Rom. 
Edit. Lat. p. 172. — About Jupiter Nicephorius, Jupiter Dolichenus &c. 
See Salmasius upon the Historise Augustse Script, pag. 5. 

July 8 (Sun.). About y e Fray at Oxford occasion'd by Cardinal Otho, 
and of poor Scholars receiving their Alms at y e Gate, See Fox's Martyro- 
logy Vol. 1. p. 302. of y e last Ed. — About y e Beginning of y e Foun- 
dation of y e Minster of Sarum. Ibid. p. 303. — Abbey of Westminster 
exempt from y e Jurisdiction of y e Bp. of London. Stanes with y e 40 
Appurtenances thereof belong to y e Abbey of Westminster, ibid. p. 304. 

July 7. FothergiU to H. (Rawl. 26. 285). < Y r notice of that Great 
Mans death was more afflictive, because surprizeing : by tract of time, all are 
made easy in these Instancies : but the Assistancies of Reason, and Religion 
yield speedier reliefs.' Can H. get for him a transcription of Leofric's Missal, 
mentioned in a letter by Dr. Hickes ? 

1 [Pages 36-56 are blank.] 

3 John Philipot ? 

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July 9 (Mon.). Yesterday being Act Sunday preach'd at S*. Maries 
in the Morning D'. Archer (S. T. P.) Fellow of S*. John's Coll. and 
Dr. W™. Tilly (S. T. P.) Fellow of Corpus X« Coll. in the Afternoon. 
The former preach'd upon Acts xx. 29, 30. in w cl1 Sermon he spoke 
much against Hereticks, & aim'd particularly at Whiston. D r . Tilly 
preach'd upon 11 Cor. iv. 1, 2. His Sermon ran chiefly upon the great 
services of D r . Sacheverell, who was present, &, I do not doubt, was 
pleas'd with the Praises that D r . Tilly gave him. D r . Tilly amongst 
other things blam'd the Great Men in Power for not preferring D r . 
Sacheverell, and insinuated that these Great Men are no better upon yt 
Account than those lately turn'd out. He attributed the whole Alteration 
to God's Providence, & made D r . Sacheverell the happy Instrument of 
bringing this about. This Sach. according to him is a mighty, good, 
virtuous, sincere Man ; one y* will suffer for the Church even to Death. 
— But does his late prevarication shew this! — Dorchester the biggest 
BPPrick in England from Thames to Humber. Mon. Angl. T. III. 
P*. 1. p. 257. b. — S*. Birinus converted the West-Saxons, & was made 
Bp. of Dorchester, & a Cathedral Church was built there in his time, in 
which Church himself was buried, but after several Years, in the time of 
Bp. Hedde, his Body was translated to Winchester & buried in the Church 
of S*. Peter & S*. Paul. See Bromton's Chron. apud X. scriptores col. 
756. 10. — The Word Monkey comes from Monk. So call'd in Allusion 
to y e Laziness and Stupidity and Oddness of y e Monks. See at y e End 
of the Lyf of our Lady made by Dan John Lydgate Monkey (so he is 
call'd there) of Bury. pr. by Caxton. H. 1. 2. Art. Seld. — H. 1. 5. Art. 
Seld. Tracte containing the Artes of curious Paintinge Carvinge and 

July 9. H. to Musgrave. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 73.) 'I have several 
times viewed the Theater Marbles since y e Receipt of your Letter; but 
I cannot find any one of them like that w ch is mention'd by D r . Th. Smith. 
Nor do I find anything about it in the MSS. Books & Papers that he 
bequeath'd to me, on his Death Bed. I am afraid that 'tis falsly printed U for 
V ; tho' 1 do not doubt but [it] was written truly <£ exactly by D r . Smith 
(who was an accurate Man) in the Copy that was deliver'd to and made use 
of by the Printers. The Man y* looks after the Schools tells me that being 
at Gloucester almost 30 Years agoe with D r . Thomas Marshall, who was 
Dean of that Place and Rector of Lincoln College in Oxford, he was order'd 
by the D r . (to whom he was servant) to take care of a pretty large Stone with 
an Inscription on it, & to see that it was carefully put up with some other 
Things in a Waggon then coming to Oxford. Accordingly, he says, he 
deliver'd it to the Waggoner, saw it put up, & faithfully brought to Lincoln- 
College ; but what became of it afterwards he cannot tell. I am apt to think 
that this is the Stone that S r . H. Cholmondley presented to the University, & 
that the D r . soon after Dying it was never plac'd amongst the other 
Monuments, but was made away with by some negligent Persons who have 
no Regard for Things of this Nature. But this is only Conjecture, & 
I mention it on purpose that you may inquire farther about it. D r . Charlett 
& others that were very well with D r . Marshall perhaps may give some 
satisfaction. I am extremely concern'd for y e Loss of my Great and Good 
Friend M r . Dodwell, whom I should have seen at Whitsontide, had not I been 
under so close a Confinement. He had y e use & Command of his reason to 
the last, and died (as he had always liv'd) very piously. I had a Letter from 
him a little before (and perhaps 'tis the last he ever wrote) but he made very 

July 9-14.] 



Buildinge by Lomatius ; done into English by Rich d . Haydocke & dedi- 
cated to S r . Thomas Bodley. Oxon. 1598. 

July 11 (Wed.). Consult the Translation into English of Tacitus in 
3 Vol 8 . 8°. The 3d Book of ye Annals was translated by y e R*. Hon^e Wm. 
Bromley Esq r . now Speaker of y e House of Commons. — There was 
lately found at Cirencester under Ground an old Roman Pavimentum 
Tessellatum, intire, & now in the Possession of M r . Masters (a very 
honest, worthy Gentleman of y* Place) in whose House (I think) 'twas 
discover'd. Q. ? 

July 12 (Th.). At the Close of last Week died the IA Fairfax of 10 
Gilling in Yorkshire. He was of a great Age, upwards of 80, and was a 
Roman Catholick. — To be consulted at leisure Hours Joannis Jacobi 
Luckij Sylloge Numismatum elegantiorum &c. . . — This Morning M r . 
Rich d . Burman (Son in Law to D r . Plot) was chosen Fellow of University- 
College in Room of M r . Thomas Allen. — See in Ursatus de Notis Rom. 
where he shews that iv formerly in old Stones was us'd for 4. He cites 
a stone (under an. ivl.) in w ch ivl stands for 46, the iv being to be 

June 12 (Th.). This Day given to y e Anat. School by M r . Rich. 
Dashwood, Son to S r . Rob. Dashwood, an Arm and hand, with the Skin 20 
on, found in y e Grave after a great many Years. 

July 14 (Sat.). On Monday last the Hon ble . Peregrine Bartie Esq. 
Brother to the Marquis of Lindsey was seiz'd as he was playing at 
Cards with a dead Palsey & died between 8 and 9 on Tuesday 
Night following. He was one of y e Tellers of y e Excheq r . worth 
1000 libs per annum. He was eldest Bro. of y e Marquis of Lindsey. 
The other three Brothers are Philip, Norris, & Albemarle; the last is 
Fellow of University College. — Mela, Solinus, and Apulejus say that 
Gryphins are real, & not fictitious, Birds. The upper part of y eir Bodies 
in Form of an eagle, the lower of a Lyon. Naturalists make them pro- 30 
digiously large. Joan. Eusebius Nierembergius believes them to be real, 
See his Hist. Nat. lib. v. c. 22. He thinks 'em to be a large & uncommon 
sort of Eagle. The antients suppos'd them to be bread in the Northern 
parts of the World. Nierembergius thinks otherwise. — Aldrovand. 
Monstror. Hist. p. 341. 

Prima icon (quam ibi adhibuit) habet caput Aquilae, alas ingentes, & caetera 
membra Leonis, dextro pedequoddam instar veru gestat, & posterioribuspedi- 
bus anguem iEsculapij calcat : propterea quod iEgyptij hoc simulachro Apolli- 
nem indicare solebant : hinc veteres poetae currum Apollinis k Gryphibus trahi 
finxerunt, & Phcebum gryphinum cognominarunt : hac de causa in numismati- 40 
bus Gallieni, gryphis conspicitur icon cum titulo : apollini cons. avg. 

In the Septuagint fibeXvgeaOe top ypCna, ov (pdyeaBc top ypvna, Levit. 

little or noe Complaint of the ill State of his Health The iv th Vol. of 

Leland is done, & the v th is printing.' 

July 12. H. to Sloane. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 73b.) Asks for payment 
(4 2 j.) for the 12 copies of Leland iii and for Dr. Thorpe's 8, and for instruc- 
tions about sending vol. iv to both. 

July 14. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 68). Paid on receipt of vol. iii, 42 s. to 
Mr. Clements. 

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i 9 4 


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xi. 13 & Deut. xiv. 12, & the vulgar Latin «<? comedaiis gryphen sed hie 
intelligend. ypvnaUros gryphaquila. Eo vocabulo post iEschylum utitur 
Aristophanes in Ranis, pro majore Aquila, nisi fallor, quae rostrum habet 
maxime aduncum. Bochart. part. ii. p. 811. 

July 15 (Sun.). In my Inscriptions of M r . Camden's Collection to 
consider these Words deo. sancto. vhlteri. &c. The Inscription was 
found at Cattarick in Yorkshire. Amongst my MSS. of D r . Smith Num. 
6. pag. 8. — Inscription upon an old Cross there p. 9. — Honours paid to 
the Emperor & Caesar Philip for their Service to the Commonwealth. See 
10 a Stone there erected to their Memory, p. 10. — Customary with y e old 
Romans to put y e Figures of y eir Children upon the Stones erected to 
them, notwithstanding they had died very young. One there pag. 30 to 
his Daughter who died after she had liv'd one Year, & 21 days. Her 
figure upon it. — Q. Eliz. much troubled with the Head Ach. And she 
complains of y e Badness of her Eyes in a Letter written in Lat. with her 
own Hand to King Edw. VI. See amongst my MSS. of D r . Smith. 
Num. vii. p. 1. 

July 16 (Mon.). One Archdeacon & Fitz Simons, two Roman Catho- 
licks, have stood in the Pillory at Dublin for singing a Song call'd, Over 

20 the Hills $ f ar away, Honest Jemmy is blown away, but we hope he will 
return again &c. 'Twas burnt during the time they stood in y e Pillory. 
— Tho Gallienus met with an ill End, & could not obtain that Happi- 
ness he aim'd at, yet he overcame his Enemies several times after the 
Rebellion had been rais'd against him, and particularly in the x th Year 
of his Reign (A. D. 263.) (for he reign'd 15 years in all, not ten only as 
we have asserted in Ductor. Hist.) the Gothes were vanquish'd. — Hoc 
anno says Occo, (pag. 375.) Gothi occupatis Thracijs, Macedoniam vas- 
tant, Thessalonicam obsident, mox victi recedunt : Scythae Asiam vastant, 
& templum Dianae Ephesiae spoliant. Bizantij milites omnes interimit 

30 Gallienus, mox Romam convolat, & Decennalia magnifice celebrat. — 
M. 1. 5. Art. Seld. To be carefully look'd over. It is an Account of y e 
Antiquities of Verona publish'd by Torellus Sarayna Veronensis. Veronae 
1540. At y e End of it is an Excellent Explication of abbreviated Words. 
With this Book is also bound Collectanea Antiquitatum in Urbe, atque 
agro Moguntino repertarum. Mog. 1525. — About apol . conservat . 
on Coyns See Ursatus de Notis Rom. in Voc. — Had Gallienus liv'd 
longer, & been permitted to go on in his ill Course of Life 'tis possible 
he might have instituted Plays by his own Name, & inserted them in the 
Common Kalendar, just as Augustus (who was yet a good prince) did by 

July 15. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 25. 27). Fully designed to come and 
stand gossip in person to Dr. Hudson's child. Begs the Dr. to go as roundly 
about to put off our Homers as he may, whether by help of booksellers or of 
pupil-mongers in several colleges. The odd crown to be allowed them that 
take six. Is informed that Crownfield has printed more than the number 
agreed upon, and that they sell in Holland for 26s. 6d. per book, though for 25 
books for Wetstein B. is to be allowed 30.1-. per book. Please find why Saehe- 
verell has not answered a letter of B.'s (to the great trouble of Mrs. Barnes), 
and whether it is true that the Dr. has been unkind in reflections on him. 
Wishes to be set right with Sacheverell. No news yet of Dr. Delaune. 

July 14-19.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 71-80. 


ye Name of Augustalia, w ch are in the Kalendar iv to . Idus Octobris. See 
Ursat. in avgvst. — In the Western Empire there were only vi mints 
over w ch were as many monetae procurators (all under the Magister 
largitionum). London not reckon'd amongst them, but Lugdunum. 
therefore those Coyns with L. were coyn'd at Lugdunum. 

July 17 (Tu.). The Gryps in the LXX. the same with Ossifraga. w ct is 
of y e Eagle Kind. — apollini invicto on divers old Monuments, upon 
Account of his Power. — A very Great Pestilence at Rome & the Cities 
of Achaja in y e Reign of Gallienus, w ct carried of 5000 in a day. Vide 
Trebell. Poll, in Gallieni vita c. 5. — Crispus Son of Constantine y e 10 
Great by Minervina. He was styl'd d.n. fl. ivl. i.e. Dominus noster 
Flavius Julius. This Young Prince was cut off by y e Treachery of his 
Mother in Law Fausta, who would fain have debauch'd him, but he 
refusing it, by her means & Contrivance he was order'd to be slain by 
y e Emperor his Father. 

July 18 (Wed.). On Monday Morning one M r . Reynalds a Gentle- 
man-Commoner of Wadham College, of about 3 Weeks standing, was 
drown'd by Ferry Hinksey, he being washing himself, but not able to 
swim. — Fl. Julius Crispus was the eldest son of Constantine the Great 
by Minervina. He was born at Aries, and was a beautifull, valiant, 20 
couragious, mild, chaste, constant, virtuous young Man. He was endued 
with all the Virtues, without any of the Vices of his Father, and (w ch 
added a Lustre to his natural accomplishments) he was a Christian, being 
educated by Lactantius. In his youth he conquer'd the Franks & 
Allemans in the Depth of Winter. He afterwards vanquish'd by sea 
Amandus the Admiral of Licinius : & fought also with great Reputation 
against Licinius & his Generals, At length being frequently sollicited to 
Wickedness by Fausta his Mother-in-Law, and he refusing to satisfy her 
lust, she turn'd her Love into Hatred, & accus'd him to Constantine, 
pretending that he endeavour'd to force & debauch her. The Emperor 30 
hearken'd to her (being perhaps afraid that he would have prov'd too 
great for him, having obtain'd so many great Victories, & being much 
honour'd by all Men) & condemned him to dye without hearing him 
speak in his Justification. Accordingly he was put to Death by Poyson ; 
w cil afterwards exceedingly griev'd him when he came to consider the 
Matter seriously and cooly, & he commanded his Wife Fausta to be 
stifled in a Bath overheated, & some relate that he erected a statue of 
Silver with a head of Gold to Crispus, with this Title ubiK-q^vco [stc\ to 
his Son unjustly condemned. Look in Occo when Crispus was declar'd 
Caesar, & what year he died. 40 

July 19 (Th.). Crispus was declared Caesar Anno Christi 316. — 
Egregie limites Germaniae contra barbaros defendit Crispus Caesar A°. 
317. — Rebelles Francos insigni victoria domat, & Alemannos vincit A 0 . 

July 17. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 106). H. may keep Mr. Gale's 
MS. as long as he has occasion. Will send Dodwell's Dissertation on the 
Shield to H., who may keep it as long as he pleases, or print it if he thinks fit. 
The plate graved for Livy will serve for this occasion very patly. Has 
received six Roman urns lately digged up in Norfolk. 

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318. — ad bellum contra Licinium cum patre proficiscitur a 0 . 322. — 
Amandum Licinianai classis praefectum profligat a 0 . 324. — Decen- 
nalia Crispi & Constantini Coss. celebrata a 0 . 326. Eod. anno occi- 
ditur Crispus in urbe Pola Istrise Constantini Patris jussu. — One M r . 
Hethrop a Schoolmaster, & lately A.M. of S*. John's Coll. Oxon. has 
publish'd a Book about Antichrist 8 V0 . in w cn he has translated an 
Homily out of Thwaites's Gr. Ed. of S*. Ephraem into English. 'Tis a 
silly whimsical Book, & yet D r . Grabe (who is an Enthusiast, & of no 
great Judging notwithstanding what some People say of him,) speaks 

10 well of it, & compliments the Author, & no Doubt D r . Grabe believes the 
world will be influenc'd by his Opinion ; but the best criticks know he is 
conceited, & will hardly rely upon what he says in this Case. — M r . 
Thomas Cherry of Edmund Hall was of a gracefull, tall Stature, but 
something too slender. He was of a modest, bashfull Countenance, & 
of a very obliging, easy conversation. He was of a strong Judgment, & 
of great Probity & Integrity. 

July 20 (Fri.). On Friday last the Duke of New-Castle (before IA 
Hollis) being hunting his Horse threw him, & he was bruis'd so much 
that he died on Sunday Morning following, leaving the Character behind 

20 him of a stingy, close Man, & of a great Whigg. He had a prodigious 
Estate. He left behind him only one Daughter 1 , & two natural sons. 

July 21 (Sat.). On Thursday Morning last about 11 Clock came to 
Town D r . Bettsworth Dean of y e Arches, & brought with him certain 
Injunctions from the ArchbP. w cn were read twice in All-Souls College 
Chapell ; but the exact Particulars I cannot yet learn, only this that the 
Point of the Negative is not as yet decided, and y* the Horses w ch are 
kept at y e Charge of the College, are not to be us'd for y e future by the 
Warden, without Consent of y e Bursars, nor by the Bursars without 
Consent of the Warden, nor by any one else of the College without 

30 Consent of the Warden and Bursars ; that all such as the Statute injoyns 
are to go into Orders five years after they are compleat Masters of Art 
provided it be insisted upon by the Majority of the Society. &c. — Out 
of a Part of M r . Leland's Itin. that was Lent me by M r . Davies.— Eanus 
a noble Saxon began to builde a litle Monasterye by the Permissyon of 
Cissa his Master Kynge of the Saxons at a Place caullid Chisewel a 2 
Myles from Abbingdon Northe Northeste in the foote way to Oxford. 
The Place after not thought convenient, it was translated onto Seusham, 
wher upon the new Monasterye beyng buylded it was cawllyd Abbandune 
i. e. Abbatis oppidum. 

40 July 23 (Mon.). In some old MSS. subluit for sublevit. See Sciop- 
pius de Arte Critica, 1. 5 (for the Book is not pag'd.) 1597. 8 vo . . . 

July 24 (Tu.). Note of some Divinity Books for a Young Divine. 
M r . Chillingworth's safe Way to Salvation. The most rational Book ag* 

July 23. H. to F. Cherry (Rawl. 36. 40). Has sent five copies of 
Leland iv — presents for C. and Mrs. Dodwell, and subscription copies for the 
L. Chanc. of Ireland, Mr. Loveday, and Mr. Staples. 

1 Married since to the L d . Harley, Son of the Earl of Oxford. 

July 19-26.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 80-91. 


the Papists that has been written, excepting ArchbP. Laud ag* Fisher. M r . 
Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity. These 3. Books are sufficient to ground against 
y e Papists and Dissenters ; but for Confirmation, are to be joyn'd with them 
Bp. Jewell's & D r . Hammond's Works, also D r . Reynolds's Pieces. — Bp. Pear- 
son upon the Creed. The best Body of Divinity we have exstant. The Notes 
are to be read with great Care, & the principal of them consulted in the 
original Authors themselves. — All Bp. Sanderson's Pieces. He was a most 
incomparable Judge, & there is nothing Heterodox in any of his Writings. — 
The London Cases, with M r . Bennett's Abridgment. — The Cambridge Con- 
cordance. — M r . Dodwell's Letters of Advice. 10 

July 25 (Wed.). In the South Wall of the Chapell of Pembroke 
College (w cn is the South Part of S*. Aldate's Church) is a monument 
rais'd from the Ground on w cn is the Figure at length of M r . John Noble 
in his proper Habit who was formerly Principal of Broad-Gates Hall & 
Official to the Archd. of Berks, as appears from these Words of the 
Inscription that is cut round the Monum* viz. 1 . . . 

I only just look'd upon it, & had not time to read the whole. 'Tis to 
be consulted hereafter. 

July 26 (Th.). Look upon M r . Wood's MSS. fol. Num. 29. p. 329. 
In Pembroke College Chapell : 20 

Orate pro anima magistri Johannis Noble quondam principalis Aulas Lateporte, 
& official. Archidiac. Berks, qui obijt secundo die Junij anno Domini Mill, 
cccccxxii. cujus animae propitietur deus amen — O beate Jesu qui venisti redi- 
mere perditos, noli dampnare redemptos — Miseremini mei, miseremini mei 
sancti vos sancti qui *** 

The Founder of Pembroke Chapell John de Dodington, he was buried 
I think in y e lower End of y e Chapell in w ch on the Floor is a large 
Marble Stone with a Saxon Inscription not legible. — 

Mensis & Mesis, addito nempe, ablatoque N, scribebant antiqui viri 
docti : &, ut Auctor est Velius Longus lib. de Ortographia, Cicero Foresia, 30 
6f Megalesia, Sf Hortesia sine N liter a libenter dicebat, pro Forensia, Me- 
galensia, & Hortensia : & in Hortensio quidem antiqui pene omnes 
Graecos imitati, qui Oprrjo-ios scribunt, N respuebant, ut notat Ursinus. 
Videsis Petri Servij Miscellanea cap. v. Hinc liquet non absurde in qui- 
busd. alijs vocibus literas aliquot omitti. Nec absurde forsan absolverant 
pro absoleverant in Fragmentis Lelandi quae ad calcem ejusdem Lelandi 
Itinerarij vol. 4. juris feci publici. Tunc temporis, ni fallor, sole eo 
modo pronunciabant ac si sol scriptum fuisset. Forsitan etiam ab- 
solverant & absoleverant promiscue usurpabant, non secus quam 
dibus pro diebus in Inscriptionibus vetustis Gruterianis. — Caia prseno- 40 
men inversa litera 0 saepe scribitur in vetustis monumentis. sed non ita 
semper. — Feminarum praenomina in antiquis Inscriptionibus inveniri 
negat Castalio. cujus sententiam refutavit P. Servius in Miscellaneis c. v. 
ubi plura praenomina ex vetustis Inscriptionibus edidit, quae nempe ipse 
adolescens collegerat exscripseratque. — Tiberius in antiquis lapidibus non 
unica t. ut inscite Robortellus, neque semper ti. ut contendit Sigonius, 
sed tib. tribus litteris, ut Ser. Servius, Mam. Mamtrcus, Sex. Sextus, 
scribitur. — Si quis olim monumenta vendiderit, vel alicui donaverit, arkse 

1 See the rest of the Inscription on the next Page. 



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populi Romani sestertios multos (vel aliam pecuniae summam non levem) 
inferre tenebatur, ut e lapidibus veteris aevi constat.— Penai pro pence in 
antiquo monumento a Servio edito in Miscellaneis p. 66. Parmce editis. 
— Magni facit Caesium quendam lapidem P. Servius hac de causa, quia 
brevis est Inscriptio, pura & elegans, quod antiquitatem plane attestatur. 
Nam Inscriptiones omnes, quae vere antiquae sunt, renuunt ea farcimina, 
quae consequuta tempora congerere consueverunt Idem vir doctissimus 
(Miscell. p. 77. Editionis citatae, quae in Tomo 11. Miscellaneorum Italico- 
rum Eruditorum a Gaudentio Roberto in lucem prolatorum occurrit) 
10 commemorat se legisse in aedibus Farnesiorum M. Catonis inscriptio- 
nem, solo ejus nomine insignitam. m. portivs. m. f. | cato | censorivs ] 
Et prope Capitolium non absimilem, immo re plane eandem, sola Porci 
ortographia diversam. m. porcivs | cato | censorivs | Et Olyssipone ex 
Resenio, m. porcivs. m. f. m. n. cato. — Prandium ex Graeco est dictum. 
Nam Meridianum cibum ccenam vocabant Antiqui. Ccena apud Anti- 
quos dicebatur, quod nunc prandium. vide Servium ibid. p. 94. Haec 
autem verba ex Festo adduxit, ibidemque explicuit. Tempus ccenandi 
apud antiquos ubi jam vesperaverat. ibid. p. 95. Inde etiam in Acade- 
my's nostris, ad rationem veterum, hora sexta ccenare consuescimus. 

20 July 27 (Fri.). The Reverend M r . Morris (a Cambridge Gentleman) 
of Aldburrough in Yorkshire has an Excellent Collection of Roman 
Antiquities, particularly divers dug up at y* Place, w ct was one of y e 
Roman Towns & is mention'd in Antoninus. — Apud ^Egyptios solenne 
erat (teste Herodoto in Euterpe) ut unus aliquis ligneum cadaver inter 
epulas circumferret, convivas hoc pacto ad bibendum, & oblectationem 
invitans. — Homines antiquiores ferreis annulis utebantur ob frugalitatem 
& fortitudinem. Liceti Responsa de Qucesitis, per Epistolas a cl. Viris. 
Tom. II. Gaudentij Roberti p. 190. — Annulorum ferreorum usus antiquior 
non fuit aureorum usu, sed frequentior. ib. p. 192.— De Epitaphio Chyn- 

30 donactis Druidarum principis ibidem agitur p. 194. Litterarum formae 
praecipue notandae. Gruterus fallitur in ijsdem exhibendis. Aliud 
exemplar istius monumenti apud Montfauconij Pataeogr. Graec. habetur ; 
quod cum hocce conferri debet. — Inscriptio vetusta, sed obscura satis, 
explicatur p. 221. ibid. Haec inscriptio ob oculos habenda quum cl. 
Woodwardi Inscriptiones veteres (quas ad me missurum esse non ita 
pridem pollicitus fuerat) consideravero. — Primam barbam, comamque 
deponebant Romani altero & vigesimo anno convivio acceptis amicis. — 
De poculis alijsque vasibus antiquorum consulendus Al. Sardus de 
Morib. ac Ritib. Gentium lib. 1. c. 21. Idem is Sardus qui de Nummis 

40 libellum scripsit ; quern ante aliquot annos sub Seldeni nomine edendum 
curavit Moses Pitseus. — Mos fuit nostris majoribus, pro salute aegro- 
tantium amicorum, ut dijs manibus sacra facerent, & voverent. Constat 
ex Inscriptionibus antiq. vide Bpnaventurae Castillionaei Gallorum Insu- 
brum antiquas sedes p. 471. Tom. II. Gaud. Roberti. 

July 27. Urry (Longleat) to H. (Rawl. 11. 5). Left behind by mistake 
the letter directed to Mr. Harbin. Dr. Levet wishes to have the rest of 
Leland. Mr. Biggs of Ch. Ch. will take in and pay for the next vol. on 
behalf of Urry„ Message to Mr. W. Brome ; service to all his friends at Mr. 
Sam. Parker's. 

July 26-30.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 91-101. 


July 28 (Sat.). A Curious Medall of the Prince of Wales (i. e. King 
James III d .) being- lately presented to the Library of Advocates at Edin- 
Dorough, a great Dispute arose whether it should be rec d . The Opposers 
Were the Whiggs, but they were much outvoted by the Honest Men, who 
rec d it very willingly & readily & sent their Thanks to y e Great Lady 
that presented it. — Aldus Manutius, vir eruditissimus, undique veterum 
monumenta, quod superioribus annis potentiores factitabant, coemere, ac 
colligere, numquam destitit, inque earn rem sumptus fecit ultra fere, quam 
rationes ejus tulerunt. Plura hujusmodi monumenta in lucem edidit 
Josephus Castalio in libello de Puerorum praenominibus, qua? accurate 10 
perlegi ac considerari debent. — Achilles Statius Lusitanus, Vir totius 
Antiquitatis peritissimus, in Vergilium atque Horatium luculentissimos 
scripsit Commentaries, h quibus Vergilium non Virgilium recte scribi 
Castalioni satis liquebat. Scripsit & ipse Castalio hoc de argumento 
libellum. — In tanta copia veterum monumentorum nullum conspicitur, in 
quo Feminarum praenomen occurrit, praeter Cajae, idque in duobus tantum 
lapidibus gentilicio nomini praefixum : quod tamen ipsum omnium 
mulierum commune fuisse notavit Castalio, qui plura in hanc rem con- 
gessit ; sed an recte sic statuerit dubitant non pauci docti viri, qui b 
Grutero alijsque praenomina in usu feminis fuisse probari posse censent.— 20 
Binos hosce sequentes nummos de argento Scholae Medicinae Oxon. 
dono dedit Franciscus Taylerus de Langtoft in agro Eboracensi, viz. 
1. dn : valens pf avg Valentis caput diademate ornatum. R vrbs roma 
galeata sedens, d. victoriolam, s. hastam subter trps. Duobus mill, 

ab oppido Kilham repertus. Anno X ti . 364 cusus, quo tempore Orientis 

Imperium Valenti a fratre Valentiniano deferebatur. 2 o 

avg ger dac pmtrp cos vn (ni fallor : nam litterae detritae sunt.) Trajani 
caput. R spqroptimoprincipi Figura stans dextra . . . sin. cornucopia?. 
— Stella atque Luna in quibusd. nummis ad gloriam atque honorem 
familiae, ni valde fallor, pertinent, quod nempe e ccelo genus suum sit 30 
corrivatum & emanatum hocque desumptum opinor a vetustioribus 
moribus. — Stantes statuas Jovi ceterisque ccelitibus quam excelsissimas 
fieri praecipit Vitruvius lib. iv. c. vin. ceteris vero, ut Vestae, Terrae, 
Marique humiles tanquam Dijs terrestribus. — De Trajani rebus gestis 
atque ejusdem columna ipsius memoriae posita vide Gaudentij Roberti 
Miscell. Ital. erudit. Tom. 1. p. 435. ubi et nummus quidam perelegans 
explicatur. ex quo & noster nummus, in pagina superiori memoratus, 
illustrari potest. — Ibidem etiam pag. 443. Antinoi Nummus explicatur. 
Hujusmodi nummus in Schola medicinae Oxon. adservatur, sed qui 
spurius proculdubio est. — NEOKOP02 est idem quod aedituus, qui res 40 
sacras tractat atque custodit, ornatque, a, NES22 templum, & Kopa purgo, 
sive verro. — Non tantum Antoninus Pius, sed & uxor ejus Faustina 
consecrata fuit, post mortem, ut ex Capitolino constat. 

July 29 (Sun.). Angeli Rocchae Bibl. Vaticana consulenda (R. 2. 9. 
Art.) p. 18. ubi inscriptio vetusta explicatur, quam olim ad calcem 
cujusdam Editionis Salustij inveni. 

July 30 (Mon.). Vide Graevium in Thes. Ant. Vol. iii. p. 706. & 

July 30. Tho. Sergeant to H. (Rawl. 9. 59). Please get transcribed 



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verba describe de Arcu in Gallieni honorem. — News being brought to 
Court of the Proceedings of the Faculty of Advocates at Edinborough 
with relation to y e Medal of y 6 Young King, the Queen has been very 
much displeas'd at it, & hath sent her Mind to Edinborough, upon w cn 
the Medal has been deposited in the Hands of her Majesty's Judge 
Advocate, & y e Faculty hath sent up their Excuse to her Majesty, but 
notwithstanding that 'tis thought they will be proceeded against, tho' 'tis 
Judged the Law of Scotland will not touch them, & y fc all y e Penalty will 
be to have an Oath of Abjuration cramm'ddown their Throats. — Donatus 

10 de Urbe Roma apud Graevij Thes. Ant. Rom. Tom. iii. col. 706. — A clivo 
Suburrano recta eunti occurrit Arcus Gallieni b Tiburtino lapide, cujus 
Inscriptionem edidit Donatus. — The last Assize Sermon at Oxford was 
preach'd by M r . Bisse of Corpus X ti . 'Tis printed, & I heard it mightily 
cry'd up (for I was not one of y e Auditors) presently after 'twas preach'd; 
but 'tis but very indifferent, there being little or no Learning in it, & 
nothing at all beyond the ordinary Strain. — Scipio Africanus primus 
Romse incepit barbam non alere, qui mos ad imperatorem Hadrianum 
duravit. Hie namque ut vulneris in facie cicatricem tegeret, non radendae 
barbae morem induxit. — De pronunciandis Diphthongis quaedam ibid. 

20 1. HI. c . 26. 

Aug. 2 (Th.). A very scurvy, scurrilous Book is come out against 
Dodwell's Case in View, Farther Prospect, & Case in View now in Fact, 
done, as 'tis thought by Mr. Lesley 1 ; w cn if so, I shall for y e future 
have but a very indiff rt opinion of him, he being upon a great many 
Accounts particularly oblig'd to M r . Dodwell, & 'tis the greatest Piece 
of Ingratitude & Rudeness to abuse him so horridly after his Death, 
bringing little Argum* but endeavouring as much as possible to detract 
from his great Worth. 

30 Aug. 3 (Fri.). The old L d . Willoughby of Brook is dead, & is suc- 
ceeded in Honour & Estate by his only Son the Rev d . D r . Varney Canon 

from the Earl of Surrey's Poems in Bodley what is wanting in the writer's 
copy, brought to Oxford by a relation, if the charge will not be too much to 
throw away merely to gratify a foolish curiosity. 

July 31. The same to the same (Rawl. 9. 60). Has this afternoon pro- 
cured a perfect copy of the Earl of Surrey's Poems, and so has no further 
trouble to give H. on that account. 

Aug. 2. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 107). Will forward the 48J. for 
12 copies of Leland iv, Mr. Dodwell's MS., and the inscriptions as soon as pos- 
sible. Offers of service from Gale &c, and of the loan of Leland's New Tear's 
Gift to K. Hen. VIII and an account of the Norfolk urns from himself. 

Tho. Allen to H. (Rawl. 14. 3). Asks H. to search for a lottery ticket in 
the drawer of the little table in one of the corners of his chamber next the 
street. Mr. Allen the mercer to send Mr. Clements a letter of advice by the 
post when he sends A.'s trunk and four boxes by the barge. Has sent the 
Spectator, No. 133 (which, with brief note by H., forms Rawl. 14. 4), contain- 
ing an account of the death of Mr. Stephen Clay, formerly of Magdalen. 

1 M r . Gandy is the reputed Author ; a Non- Juror, & an honest Man, but mightily 
blam'd by the best Men for this odd, scurrilous Book. (M r . Gandy owns himself to 
be Author.) 

JulySO-Aug.7.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 101-110. 


of Windsor. — Hier. Columna, (qui Ennij Fragmenta collegit, digessit, 
illustravitque) bis mille quingentorum voluminum bibliothecam instruxit, 
praeter Statuas antiqui operis & nummos, raraeque elegantiae picturis 
ornatam domura habuit. Obijt anno aetatis suae liiii. Domini mdxxcvi. 
— Vasculum materise incognitae, coloris insoliti, & formae inusitatae (quo 
in convivijs suis usae sunt sagae) Henrico Seniori Anglorum regi pro 
munere oblatum est, ac deinde Davidi fratri Reginae, Scotorum Regi 
traditum, annis plurimis in Thesauris Scotiae servatum est. Gnaccius de 
Maleficis. p. 82. (40. U. 13. Jur.) - M r . Ellison of Co rpus X^i. hath the 
necessary Erudition of a X tian . Man. pr. at Lond. by Berthelet in 1543. 
Other Curious Pieces are bound up w th it. He gave but 4 d . for it. But 
has been offer'd since 30 s . for it by D r . Tanner, Chancellor of Norwich, 
& 15 9 . by Sir Philip Sydenham. 

Aug. 4 (Sat.). M r . Cooling our illiterate Beadle of Divinity, & Fellow 
of New-College is cited home, being now absent, that he may be present 
when the Matter relating to his Fellowship is debated, the Bp. of Win- 
chester designing to out him, it being contrary to Statute that he should 
hold the Beadleship & Fellowship together. The Words of y e Statute are 
Si quis religionem intraverit, aut in alter i 'us obsequium se transtulerit &c. 
The Beadle-ship is a servile Post, & by it Cooling in alterius obsequium 
se transtulit; yet the Warden and other Fellows will not allow it, pre- 
tending that 'tis an honourable Post, & I know not what ; w ch is ridiculous 
& absurd & certainly against y e Intent of y e Founder. — Litera V, loco 
consonantis posita, eandem in omnibus apud Latinos vim habuit, quam 
apud JEoles olim Digamma f quod ipsum & Vau appellatum fuisse docet 
Priscianus L 1. Sonus rov v idem fuit qui tov f Digamma, ac propterea 
immerito male audiunt Germani qui cavete vero vobis pronunciant ac 
si scriptum esset cafete fero fobis. Vide Arnoldi Rumanni Romam 
Atticam pag. 8. — The History of Wales by W. Wynne, A.M. & Fellow 
of Jesus Colledg, Oxon. Lond. 1697. 8°. The Author dead. He was 
a Man of Parts. The History of Wales hath been very much neglected. 
There are too many, otherwise very learned Persons, nay, some of our 
own Nation, who are so great Strangers to this Subject, that they are 
almost ignorant, that there is such a History in being. 

Aug. 6 (Mon.). At Woodchester (?) in Gloucestershire in y e Church- 
Yard they find very odd small Stones, put together in the Figures or 
Shapes of Animals, such as Lyons &c. They seem to be antient. 
Quaere ? ('Tis a Roman tessellated Pavement.) 

Aug. 7 (Tu.). Memorandum, y* in the late Auction of Charles Bernard 
the Surgeon's Books (w ch were sold in May last) Jordanus Bruno's Roma 

Aug. 4. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 69). Has paid Mr. Clements for Leland 
iv. Thorpe has written. Sends a box of the books marked by H. in the 
Catalogue, and others wanted, directed to Dr. Hudson. ' M r . Tanner told me 
some time since he had delivered Bales Manuscripts w ch I long since gave him 
to peruse & afterwards directed they should be delivered as a present from me 
to the library.' 

Aug. 7. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 3). Compliments on Leland. When 
revising what was left by his father on Antoninus, he left no means unattempted 
to trace the courses of the great military ways through this Isle, and can soon 

20 Z 


[1711 : 

Triumphante, a small 8 V0 . Book in Italian, was sold for twenty seven 
Pounds, being bought by one M r . Clavell of the Middle-Temple, a great 
Crony (unless I am misinform'd) of Toland, Stevens, Tyndale & other 
Atheistical & ill Men. I am told Charles Bernard himself gave fifteen 
Guineas for it, and that he writ at y e Beginning of it, Libellus iste vel ob 
raritatem vel ob impietatem ad tnsanum pretium attollitur. M r . John 
Bagford promis'd to give me a farther Account of it. — Vetustus lapis, de 
quo in Bibl. Vat. Angeli Rocchae p. 18. ad pontem Cestium adservatur, 
ad parietem scilicet cujusdam domus. Secundam atque tertiam lineam 

10 hujus inscriptionis tantummodo edidit Roccha. Ille heic pro hie habet, 
femince pro feminai, Claoudiam pro Claudiam. Angelus Caninius putat 
hand provenire a. Punico au. Sententiam ejus firmat inscriptio dicta. — 
Pontius Virunnius flourish'd in the Year 1*90. He was a Man of great 
Reading, and excellent Learning of his Time.— The old Gauls spoke & 
us'd the Greek, as is plain from Julius Caesar. And it is very certain, 
that all the Graecian Learning flourished at Marseils, which was an antient 
and famous University, and is very much celebrated by all almost, both 
Greek and Latin Writers. — King Charles the first was quick & lively in 
his Motion. — For the old Inscription of Claudia consult T. 4. 16. Art. p. 

20 51. — M r . Barnes design'd to have come and stood Godfather to D r . 
Hudson's Child, if he had had notice. He complains of Miscarriage in 
his Homer by the Knavery of Crownfield the Printer, who printed more 
than he agreed to print, and by his Means they are now sold in Holland 
for 26 s . 6 d . tho' M r . Barnes was allow'd 30 s . per Book for 25 Copies to 
Wetstein, w ch was y e Subscription Price. He sent D r . Sacheverell a civil 
Letter ab* 9 ber last, but no answer return'd. In it he offer'd him a 
Sermon. This slight taken ill by Josua's Wife. The D r . has reflected 
upon M r . Barnes. He wrote him another Letter about 3 Weeks or a 
Month since. 

3° Aug. 8 (Wed,). Notes upon Claudia's Monument. Line the first. 
D r . Smith suspected it. The Way of Writing shews 'tis ancient. 'Tis 
preserv'd at Rome. Ferrerius' Musae lapidarise p. 51. Ferrerius hath 
put full Points after every Word almost, except the last Word of every 
Line, w ch he distinguished with no Point. The note Q 1 for quod and 

reduce his collections into a Discourse on the subject for H.'s last vol. Hopes 
his letter may be the means of beginning an acquaintance with it. 

Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 33). Mr. Wilkin and himself waited a few days 
to no purpose to avoid putting H. to the charge of postage. 

Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 108). 'A Friend of mine, y* made 
a Journey thorow Sueden in Quest of Natural Things, but more especially 
Fossils of all sorts, has drawn up an Account of y e Discoveryes he made. Tis 
wrote in Latin, with a good Style. His Relations are very various, & con- 
siderable. There will be about 10 or 12 Sheets, when printed: & 8 Icons. 
These are finely drawn : & y e Discourse wrote very fair. I would have it 
printed : but our Booksellers care not to medle w th any Thing that is in Latin. 
Is it practicable to have it done at Oxford so y* it will bear its own Expense ? 
I will send it you thither to consider upon if you please. In case it will not do 
there, I intend to send it into Holland.' 

1 So also Grut. 

Aug. 7-10.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 110-118. 203 

below for qui he hath express'd by quod and qui at length. He writes 
paulum with a double// 1 . For Pellige he hath pellege, i.e. per lege. — 
Line 2. He hath Heic for hic,pulchrum for pulcrum 2 ,puk/irai 3 for pulcrai, 
& fianauu 4 for feminai. — Line 4. He hath maritom for mareitum. — Line 
7™. He hath 5 tu aute?n for turn etiam, & commodo 6 for comodo. He makes 
common Letters. He tells us the Inscription is in a Marble at Rome. 
Angelus Roccha a, Camerino hath printed the two n d . Lines of it in his 
Bibliotheca Vaticana pag. 19. where he reckons it to be genuine. For 
hie he hath heic,femuuz for feminai, & Claoudiam for Claudiam. Gruter 
hath it also page 769. 9. (He says thus, Romae, in capite pontis Sancti 10 
Bartholomaei, quondam in lapide Tiburtino rudi, qui postea in calcem 
redactus.) — In Selden's Library are Boccace's Novells in Italian (in 
Folio) printed before the Year 1500, which Sir Andrew Fountaine tells me 
is worth ten Pounds ; chiefly upon account of the baudy Pictures in it. — 
A Dialogue concerning Women, being a Defence of the Sex. Lond. 1691. 
8°. By M r . Welsh, afterwards Parliam* Man for y e County of Worcester. 
He also writ Letters and Poems, Amorous and Gallant. Lond. 1692. 8°. 

Aug. 9 (Th.). On Sunday last dy'd the Reverend D r . Knipe, Head- 
Master of Westminster- Schoole, and one of the Prebendaries of West- 
minster. 'Tis thought he will be succeeded in the first by D r . Friend. 20 
who is second Master at present. (D r . Freind did succeed him.) — 
D r . Nicholson makes the Map and Description of Scotland at y e End of 
Hardyng's Chronicle in Selden's Libr. to be printed. See His Scotish 
Hist. Libr. p. 24. A great Mistake. — In a Letter from D r . Woodward 
Aug. 2. 171 1. He tells me the 48s for twelve Copies of y e 4 th Vol. 
of Leland's Itin. lye ready for me, with M r . Dodwell's Diss, upon his 
Shield, & some Copies of old Inscriptions found in England. That M r . 
Gale and all his Friends are ready to serve me. He says he has 
Leland's New Year's Gift, & will lend it me. But this I have printed. — 
In another Dated Aug. 7. 1 711. He says that 2 or three of his Friends, 30 
who are good Judges & have read it, think M r . Dodwell's Disc, very 
extraordinary. That a Friend of his hath made divers curious Dis- 
coveries about Fossils in a Journey through Sweden, & has written a 
Latin Discourse about them, w ch if printed will make about 10 or 12 
Sheets. There are 8 Icons curiously drawn with it. He w ld have it 
printed either at Oxon or in Holland, if practicable, the London Book- 
sellers being agt printing of Latin. He will send it to Oxford if I 

Aug. 10 (Fri.). D r . Nicholson, (Scotch Hist. Libr. p. 151.) says that 
the Ballad call'd Chevy Chace relates certainly to the famous Battle of 40 
Otterbourn, fought in the Reign of Robert II. 'Twas fought betwixt 
Henry Hotspur, eldest Son to the Earl of Northumberland, and James 

Aug. 10. T. Allen (Dodington) to H. (Rawl. 14. 10). 'I thank God I 
got safe to my journeys end and am very well after it and not only in a flourish- 
ing condition as to my health but Tythes, wh come in apace & in great plenty ; 

1 Sic & Gr. 

4 Feminse Grut. 

3 Sic & Gr. 

5 turn autem Grut. 

3 Sic & Gr. 
6 Sic & Gr. 




the second Earl of Douglas; an Encounter manag'd with that un- 
parallel'd Courage and Bravery on both sides, that (as Froissard, who 
then liv'd, represents it) it was hardly to be match'd in History. What's 
reported (says Nicholson) of the Hunting in Cheviot, in our Common 
English Ballad, is all Fiction ; and so are many of y e following Passages, 
as there related. The Scots have one, which agrees much better with 
the Truth ; giving us the Occasion of Douglass's March into England, his 
dividing from the Earl of Fife, & some other Particulars, as we read them 
in our Chronicles. This was also written by an English Man; and 
begins, It fell about the Lammas Tide &c. — M r . Charles Godall of 
Merton College (Adolescentulus desideratissimus) writ Poems § Trans- 
lations^ written upon several Occasions, <$r to several Persons. Said in the 
Title page to be By a late Scholar of Eaton. Lond. 1689. 8°. 

Aug. 11 (Sat.). Last Night seeing M r . Powell of Sandford at the 
Publick Library he was pleas'd to tell me y* the Nunnery of Littlemore 
did not stand where I have made it in the n d . vol. of Leland's Itin. but 
that 'twas the same y* is now called The Minshery, and y fc the other Great 
House was the old Preceptory. I will allow y fc the Minshery was one 
House for y e Nunns ; but then I take y e other House to have also been for 
them, and that's the reason y* we have Nunns Heads round some Part of 
the House. And tho' here was once a Preceptory, yet that was destroy'd 
some Hundreds of years since, & there are not y e least Remains now of 
it : And I do not doubt but y e Chapell on y e South part was a Chapeil 
also for y e Nunns, tho' there was another Chapell at y e Minshery where 
Bones are often found. — M r . Perizonius hath just publish'd in two 
Volumes 8 V0 . Origines Babylonicse & J^gyptiacae. In w cl1 there is an 
Emendation of Livy. (Vol. I. p. 72.) He endeavours to refute S r . John 

nor is the burthen upon my glebe inferiour to that the decimated fields are 
enriched with, but I am not yet got to the top of my glory wh rises twenty 
foot high and from thence descends even to the ground in such fair & large 
bunches of that wh both makes & keeps the good liquor wh nature hath pro- 
vided for us, that the most pierceing eye cannot discern of what order y e 
columns are, that support em ; much less at y e top of my hopes, wh lays at the 
bottom of y e other where when I come to digg, if I have neighbours fare, I 
may find somwhat deeper rooted in time than this is in y e earth, and have y e 
honour to lay an Otho, wh hath been so long covered with dirt, in state, in M r . 
Hearn's Repository. Y r unknown friend received y r Lelands with respect & 
thanks and as a token of both desires you to accept five Guineas wh he gave 
me for you and for wh I desire you to write what you think proper upon that 
occasion.' Please send the lottery ticket to Mr. Clements, having first taken 
the number thereof, and bid Grimale carry the key of his chamber immediately 
to Dr. Fayrer. Message to his namesake, 'pray bid Kate enquire at M r . 
Allen the mercers for an Hamper that will hold two or three dozen & fill the 
bottles with choice ale or none [sic] just before y e barge goes and then carry it 
to the barge and two little ones wh will hold about a dozen apiece at the same 
time with y e same liquor, directing one moiety thereof, to M r . Keck against 
Sergeant's Inn in Fleet-street and the other to John Hales Esq r . Bencher of 
the Inner Temple, and send me advice thereof by the post when the barge 
goes out. and tell M r . Allen I have spoke, what I wrote before to y e Gentle- 
man whose sons are comeing to y e university and all will be as he woud have it; 
but not till y e Spring.' 

Aug. 10-15.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 118-128. 

Marsham & M r . Dodwell in some Places, both w ch were much greater 
Men than Perizonius. He hath spoke candidly enough of M r . Dodwell. — 
Gnevius illustris natus xxix. Jan. 1632. Obijt anno setatis 71. Inter alios 
familiarissime utebatur splendidissimo illo Germanise lumine, Thoma 
Reinesio, qui in vicino Lipsiae oppido Altenburgo in summa dignatione 
vivens, juvenem, quoties ad ilium invisebat, ad alta surgentem, singulari 
cura & amore fovebat. — Justus Lipsius cum in reliquis eruditionis partibus 
facile omnes sui temporis doctos prseteriret, sola stili & dictionis elegantia 
Manutio, Mureto & paucis quibusdam alijs se inferiorem esse dolebat. 
Sic Burmannus in Oratione funebri in Grsevium. Vereor ne recte. 10 

Aug. 13 (Mem.). D r . Friend is made Head Master of Westminster 
Schoole in y e Room of D r . Knipe : and one M r . Toilet is made II d . 
Master, he being before a chief Usher. — The D. of Newcastle was 
brought into London about 10 Clock on Thursday Night last & imme- 
diately carry'd to Westminster, where he was bury'd, being attended with 
fifteen Shabby Tatter'd, hired Coaches, but not by one of the Nobility's. 
— Edwardus Leighius vir doctus a Germanis vocatur, apud quos porro 
est magni nominis. Vide pag. 5. Frid. Adolfi Lampe libri de Cymbalis. 
— Hieronymus Magius, Vir ob singularem eruditionem meliore fato 
dignus. 20 

Aug. 14 (Tu.). I had a Letter from M r . Roger Gale dated. Aug. 
7 th . 17 1 1 from Scruton near Northallerton in Yorksh. He complements 
me for my Ed. (most accurate Edition he calls it) of Leland's Itin. & for 
my Additions. He sent me a MS fc . of some of the first Parts of Leland. 
He offers to communicate to me a Discourse, which he will draw up, 
about the four Great Military Ways. — I have had a Letter from D r . 
Sloane dat. Aug. 4. 17 11. He thanks me for the 4 th Vol. of Leland & 
Letters about it. He always pays Clements immediately for them. He 
tells me D r . Thorpe has writ himself about his Copies. (But I hear 
nothing of the Letter.) He mentions a Box of Books he hath sent for 30 
the Libr. & speaks of two MSS. written by Bale's own hand that he gave 
formerly to the Libr. but let D r . Tanner have the Use of y m for some 
time. They are in the Libr. — I had a Letter from M r . Thomas Allen 
dated Aug. 10. from Dodington near Sittingbourne in Kent. He is 
Minister of Murston near Sittingb. He mentions the great Crop of Corn 
& Hops &c. the Prospect he has of getting me some old Coyns. He tells 
me an unknown Gentleman (to whom I present my Leland's Itin.) has 
put into his Hands 5 Guineas for my Use. He formerly gave me the 
same Sum. He desires I would look for a Lottery Tickett he hath mislaid, 
speak for some Ale for him, &c. & in particular to do some service 40 
in Behalf of his Name-Sake of Magd. Coll. 

Aug. 15 (Wed.). To M^ Fothergill of Pontefract. 

Reverend Sir, — Something above a Week since I receiv'd the Fragments of 
the Pavimenta tessellata found near the Roman Calcaria, or Cacaria, mention'd 
in Antoninus : for w ch I am extremely oblig'd to you. Not long agoe a whole 
Room, adorn'd with such sort of Pavement was discover'd at Cirencester in 
Gloucester-shire, w ch is Antoninus's Durocornovium. And Leland mentions 
such another Discovery to have been made at the same Place in his time. 

The Book of Offices that you referr me to is very ancient, and is one of 
those given to the Church of Excester by Leofric the first Bp. of that See 50 




after 'twas translated from Crediton. 'Tis a thick Book in 4*°. or rather 8 vo . 
and is accounted for in the Catalogue of Septentrional MSS. printed with D r . 
Hickes's Thesaurus. And D r . Hickes himself hath printed some things out of 
it. I wish this venerable old Book (by which 'tis probable we might discover 
divers Errors of the Romish Church,) notwithstanding it's being imperfect in 
divers Places, were transcrib'd and printed exactly ; but I cannot meet with 
any Person in this University that is either qualify'd, or indeed willing to 
undertake to transcribe it. I try'd a young Lad, who is newly entred and of 
good Parts, & has a fair Reputation for his Scholarship, but the Mistakes he has 
made (tho' the MS*, is generally fair) are so many that there will be more 
trouble in comparing his Transcript than in Writing it over anew. There is 
not the least Encouragement in this Place for reading and transcribing old 
MSS ts . I will however try further about this Affair, and 'tis probable you may 
heare more hereafter. I am too much engag'd in Business, otherwise I would 
transcribe it my self, and oblige you with my Copy. 

I hope you have rec d the IV th . Vol. of Leland, w ch was sent to London, & 
for w ch I was paid, some time since. At the same time we desir'd M r . Franck 
of London to get for you D r . Battely's Antiquitates Ritupinae from M r . Knap- 
lock who bought the whole Impression. 

The V th . Volume of Leland is almost finish'd. 

I am, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble serv* 

Tho: Hearne. 

. . . Aug. 16 (Th.). To Roger Gale Esq. at Scruton near Northal- 
lerton in Yorkshire. 

Sir, — I am very glad so excellently learned and Skillfull a Person as your 
self, are pleas'd to approve of my Edition of Leland's Itinerary; and I am 
extremely oblig'd to you, not only upon Account of the Loane of your MS*. 
( w ch was carefully sent to me by D r . Woodward, & will be of service to me 
when I come to revise the whole Work) but for the Offer you make of a MS. 
Discourse concerning the four old Military Ways. This Discourse (which I 
do not question will be full of curious and usefull Learning) will be very 
acceptable, and if you please to transmitt it I will take all due Care that it 
shall be correctly printed. 'Twill be very proper for Leland, & will clear 
divers Particulars that have hitherto seem'd intricate and obscure. For I 
believe (if I may guess from the excellent Commentarie upon Antoninus, 
which I have very carefully and deliberately read over) that no one hath taken 
half so much Pains upon this Subject as your Father & your self have done ; 
at least if they had taken so much Pains they do not seem to have been in 
every respect so capable of Judging upon Matters of this Nature. 

I suppose D r . Woodward will furnish you with the IV th . Vol. of Leland the 
first opportunity. The V th . Vol. is almost finish'd. 

I shall be glad of your Correspondence, and always ready to do w*ever ser- 
vice I can for you either in collating, or transcribing from, our Oxford MSS ts . 
or in any thing else that you shall be pleas'd to desire of, 

Sir, Your oblig'd humble serv* 

Tho. H. 

Oxon. Aug. 16. 171 1. 

. . . Judge Jenkins's Works. With his Picture before them, and under- 
neath it Verses in his Praise by John Birckenhead. But the Printer 
wanting Room, and being withall a Knave, left out two of the Verses, 
which here follow : 

Whose Law (like God's) through Noise and Earthquakes hurl'd 
Lookes as each Line were writt from th' other World. 

— Multa in Cluverij German. Antiqua improbabat Grotius, ut videre est 

Aug. 15-19]. VOLUME XXX, PAGES 128-142. 

in Epistola hac de re scripta apud Epistolarum Syllog. p. 132. 8°. K. 9. 
Jur. — Justinus duobus locis correctus ab Joh. Isacio Pontano in Epistola 
ad Berneccerum apud Syllog. Epistolarum p. 149. 8°. K. 9. Jur. 

Aug. 17 (FrL). To transcribe an Evidence out of Prynne's Coll. vol. 
III. p. 358. ab fc Shottesbrooke. — On Tuesday last died at London D r . 
Benjamin Woodroffe, Rector of a Church in London, Canon of X*. 
Church, Prebendary of Lichfield & Principal of Glouc. Hall. The Bell 
rung out at Xt. Church this Afternoon at 2 Clock. He was a learned 
Man, that is so far as relates to Languages, being well skill' d in Greek & 
Latin, & some of the Orientals, and would write very handsomely, & IO 
speak very neatly offhand in Latin, but wanted Judgm* very much, & 
was moreover of a strange, unsettled, whimsical Temper, w cn brought 
him into debt. 

Aug. 18 (Sat.). W. Vallans born in Hertfordshire. See His Tale of 
two Swans, in the Preface. A Modest Man. ibid. & therefore he would 
not have publish' d this Book, unless he had been importun'd by Friends. 
A Searcher of Records. 

Aug. 19 (Sun.). To D r . Thorpe. 

Sir, — On the 15 th of May last, I sent you by the Wagon 8 Copies of the 
III d . Vol. of Leland's Itinerary, and should have sent you 8 Copies of the IV th . 20 
at the same time I sent D r . Sloane's, but that I have not heard one Word 
from you either about the Payment for, or ab* the Receipt of the said III d . 
Volume, which is some trouble to me. And I am the more concern'd, because 
the V th . Volume is very near being finish'd. Now my Request is that you w ld 
be pleas'd to let me know by the first whether you are willing to have the 8 
Copies of the IV th . Vol. & as many of the succeeding Vols, or not ? If you 
are I desire farther that you w ld . order some body here to call and pay for the 
4 th Vol. as soon as possible, and at the same time to satisfy me for the Copies 
of the III d . I should not have given you this trouble, but that I must 
speedily reprint my List, and if my Money for the III d . and IV th . be not 30 
return'd before that time, I am oblig'd to cut off 8 of the Names of those Sub- 
scribers that you sent me. I should be willing enough to stay longer for the 
Money did not the Work depend upon a quick Return, my Circumstances 
being too narrow to carry anything of this Nature on without speedy Payment. 
If you do not think fit to continue the Setts, my earnest Request is that you 
would send me back the 8 Copies of the iii. Volumes you have had already, 
and what Money you have laid out upon that occasion shall be forthwith paid 
you again with thanks by, 

Sir, Your most humble serv*. 

Tho. H. 40 

Oxon. Aug. 19 th 171 1. 

I sh ld be glad to see your Copy of D r . Plott's Letter. 

Some Books sold in Ch. Bernard's Auction. 

D r . Mill's Test. 2 vols. Chart, magn. neatly bound. 3 lib. 12s. 
Cave's Hist. Lit. 2 Vols. Chart. Magn. 2/. 8j. 
D r . Smith's Ignatius. Chart, m. 10s, 6d. 

Justin's 1 Apol. by Grab. Turky Leath. nobly bound. Js. lod. 

Aug. 18. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 95). Has received Leland vols. ii. 
and iii., and Batteley. Renews and excuses request for transcript of Leofric's 




8 vols. Col. Agr. 1666. Corio Turc. Dorso & folijs deau- 






J 544- 


f°. 4/. Ss. 

Sixtus 5. Biblia 8°. 

ratis. 1/. 3f. 
Be Balneis. Junt. 1553. f°. 3/. 8j. 
Plinij Nat. Hist. Par. 1532. 3/. is. 
Salviani Aquatil. Animalium Historia. Rom. 
Willoughby's Hist. Piscium. il. 10s. 
Nicander cum Scholijs Gr. Col. 1530. 4 to . 
Nicander Morell. 1557. \ 

— 1577- I 
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To consider this Inscription. In Custody of M r . Gilpin of Whit- 
Church, not yet publish'd. 1. o. m. | coh. iiii | gallor. vm | 1 g. p. vola/" 
... I v. s. hosriis I tribeq. Iovi optimo maximo cohors quarta Gal- 
lorum. — 

To M* Thomas Allen. 

Reverend Sir, — I cannot enough admire the great Modesty and Generosity 
of my unknown Friend and Benefactor, who, it seems, hath put five Guineas 
more into your Hands for my use. I am very sensible that I deserve none of 
those Favours. Yet I very gratefully accept his Present, and shall always look 3° 
upon it as a Particular Mark of his Kindness to me, and as a noble Instance of 
his Readiness to promote Learning of all sorts. 1 desire that you would be 
pleas'd to return this Excellent Gentleman my hearty Thanks & Acknow- 
ledgm ts when you have the first opportunity. 

This Day the Barge setts out, and we have sent you by it 5 Douzen of Ale 
directed as you gave orders, viz. The Bigger Hamper to M r . Keck, the other 
two to M r . Hales. But of this you will have better Information from M r . 
Allen the Mercer. 

I hope you have receiv'd my Answer to your first Letter, by w ch you will 
find that I sought in vain for the Lottery Tickett. When I went the first time 40 
(w ch was on Sunday Morning the 5 th Instant) to Grimage for the Key of your 
Chamber she told me that 'twas in D r . Fayrer's Hands, but that she would get it 
of him some time that Day. Next Day I call'd again upon her. She told me 
she had been with the D r . in my Name, and had rec d the Key. We ■ went 
presently to your Chamber, and I look'd carefully amongst your Papers (as 
you directed) but could not meet with any Thing like the Tickett. That Day 
I waited myself upon D r . Fayrer, who is since gone out of Town. I told him 
the Occasion I had for the Key, and that I had order'd Grimage to call upon 
him for it. He said she had not been with him at all since you left Oxford, 
and that your Key had not been deliver'd to him either by her self or by any 50 
one else. I was somew* troubled at this. However I said nothing to her 
about it, 'till Saturday last in the Afternoon when M r . Allen shew'd me your 
Order for receiving the Key of her forthwith. I immediately call'd upon her, 
but she began to shuffle saying she could not deliver the Key presently because 


1 Perhaps C. P. (i. e. cui procest) 




she had put several things into your Chamber that belong'd to another Gentle- 
man. I told her I would bring the Key to her either the next Morning, or 
some other time, as she thought fit, and that I would then stay while she took 
the Things out, and then I would take the Key away with me again. She 
would not consent to this, but went away immediately to the Chamber. I 
did not go with her, because your Prayers being just done there stood several 
at the Gate, and one or two of the Fellows were walking in the Quadrangle. 
But because she staid longer than ordinary, I walk'd into the Quadrangle, and 
I found M r . Ward was by your door, and I thought (tho' I will not be positive) 

10 I saw M r . Dennison there too, if not one more. I went off presently, and 
stay'd for her at S r Rob. Harrison's. When she return'd, I ask'd her pri- 
vately how she came to stay so long? She said M r . Dennison's Cellar was 
just by your Chamber, & she was afraid to go in 'till the Coast was clear. But 
this I look'd upon as Evasion, she being in the Chamber at that time when I 
saw M v . Ward &c. at the Door. I then took occasion to ask her about her 
telling me such a Lye cone, her delivering the Key to, and calling for it 
again of, D r . Fayrer. She acknowledg'd it to be a Lye, but did not offer to 
give any reason for it. This makes me have but an indifferent, mean opinion 
of this Woman, & tho' I will not pretend to advise or direct you, yet if I were 

20 in your Condition I would not let any Book or Paper of Concern lye in any 
Place where she can come at it. She seems to me to aim at obliging the pre- 
sent Society by doing you some Disservice. I wish therefore all your Papers 
had been secur'd by you before you went. I have read none of them, but I 
am apt to think there are several of them that contain Secrets, w ch your 
Enemies ought by no means to be privy too. I heard D r . Hudson say that 
some of the Fellows talk of putting you out of your Chamber, unless you 
resign it quickly. I have got the Key by me, and shall keep it 'till I have your 
Orders to give it to D r . Fayrer {when he comes home) or to some one else. 
What I write to you, I write only for your own use, not that it should be 

30 shew'd to any of the College, or ever produe'd as Evidence, and I hope that 
none of those Letters I formerly writ to you are now lying amongst the other 
Papers in your Chamber. I mention'd what you writ about your Namesake to 
D r . Hudson. 

Last Week died M r . W m . Mears, who us'd to preach for you at Hedding- 
ton. He was buried last Night, being Sunday. The Pall was held up by six 
Masters of Arts, whereof I was one. He was a meek, humble, good Man, 
I am, S r , Your ever oblig'd humble servt. 

Tho. H. 

Oxon. Aug. 20. 1 7 11. 
,4© This Week, I hear D r . Hudson's Fellowship is to be fill'd up. There is 
only one Candidate. 

Queen Elizabeth's Hand Writing in Arch. Seld. B. 7. Also King 
James the i st ' s . And Rob. Cecyll Earl of Salisbury's. & other noble L ds 
—John Dee's Writing in MS. Arch. B. Seld. Num. 8. 'Twas his Book 
Verses there in Praise of the L d . Falkland. — Arch. Seld. B. 9. Inscrip 
tiones vetustae in Augusta Vindelicorum & ejus Dicecesi repertae, atque a 
Peutingero editse 1520. In eod. volumine habentur Inscriptiones veteres in 
Hispania repertse, ab Adolpho Occone in lucem editse. Commelin. 1 596. 

Aug. 19. T. Allen (Sittingbourne) to H. (Rawl. 14. 11). 'I wrote t 
you last week to acquaint you that y r unknown Benefactor desired the favour 
of you to accept five Guineas wh I have for you and will either send or bring 
to you as soone as harvest & hopping time is over. I have the finest hopps 
that ever were seen and if the price wh they yielded last week continues I 
shall get little less than one hundred pounds by one Fire [?] of em. 5 Pray visit 

Aug. 18-22.] 



Aug. 21 (Tu.). The Liberties of y e Cinque Portes &c. at y e End of 
IMS. Seld. Arch. B. n. This to be transcrib'd at some time or other. — 
Arch. Seld. B. 22. Commentarius Latinus in Juvenalem. Adponuntur 
in initio insignia gentilitia, e quibus constat librum ad Joannem Tiptoft 
Wigorniae comitem spectasse, qui Italiae Bibliothecas diligenter lustravit 
& plures librcs describi curavit. Hunc autem librum Bibliothecse Oxon. 
ipse donavit Tiptoftius, ut videre est prima hujus libri pagina. Capite 
truncatus 1470. — Arch. A. 1. Seld. The Standard of the Roman Money 
digested into Tables, by S r . Thomas Smith, as commonly thought ; tho' 
they do not seem to be accurate enough for him. M r . Greaves has at 1° 
the End of them added some excellent Remarks about them written with 
his own Hand. 

Aug. 22 (Wed.). 40. T. 17. Jur. The Case of y e Admission of 
Occasional Conformists to y e Holy Communion &c. Lond. 1704. Q e . who 
the Author ? 'Tis a learned, judicious Book. 

To Mr. Thorpe. 

Sir, — I rec d your's of the 20 th . And I write this on purpose to acquaint 
you that I cannot comply with your Request of continuing the Names of your 
Subscribers in my List unless they both receive and pay for the III d . & IV th . 
Volume before the V th . comes out. I am heartily sorry that you are put to 20 
any Inconvenience about it. The way to ease you of it will be to discontinue 
their Names, which I am fully resolv'd to do, unless they return me the Money 
in due time. The 7 Names (besides your own) that I design to omitt are 
these, being the Names of those, unless I am mistaken, to whom you dispos'd 
of y e first and II d . Volume) viz. r. Francis Aston, Esq. 2. — Bowyer, Esq. 
3. Philip Earl of Chesterfield. 4. Anthony Collins, Esq. 5. Peter le Neve. 
(He had two Copies, one from your self, & another from D r . Woodward. The 
first Copy I shall omitt.) 6. S r . John Percivall Baronett. 7. Henry Worsley, 
Esq. If I have committed any mistake (by fixing upon Persons that you did 
not supply) I desire you would rectify it, & give timely notice thereof to, 30 

Sir, Your very humble Serv*. 

Oxon. 1 Aug. 22 d . 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

his namesake at Magdalen, and send thanks to H.'s benefactor, as well as those 
of his namesake in the same sort of verse as before. Please take the Key from 
the bedmaker and double-lock his door ; she did not do it in three weeks, and 
now Dr. Fayrer is gone, which makes him suspect her. 

Aug. 20. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 91). Will send the money for the 
8 copies of Leland vol. iii. on his return to town in 10 or 14 days. Please 
send vols iv. and v. together ; some of his subscribers give more trouble and 
expect more attendance than he at first imagined. Will likewise send a 
copy of the form of a Roman camp, said to be lately discovered at Sunning- 
well near Abingdon. 

Aug. 21. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 4). Has received H.'s of the 16th. 
Please send word how to convey the papers on Antoninus to H. with safety, 
that they may undergo a deliberate examen. 

Cherry to H. (Rawl. 4. 57). 1 M rs . Dodwell desires y* you would put all 
M r . Dodwells Things, except the Master of Arts Gowns, into y e Trunk & 
Cord it well & send it by y e Carrier y e next Return, & direct it to be left at 
y e Coffee house in Maidenhead, w ch you must make hirr promise to do, be- 
cause it may be brought from thence y e Next day by some of y e Market 

1 I did not send it 'till Aug. 28 th , & that is the Date I put in the Letter I sent. 

P 2 




Arch. A. Seld. 8. An Arabick MS*. w ch M r . John Greaves had read 
over as appears from his Hand- Writing at y e End. 

Aug. 23 (Th.). 

To Mr. Urry. 

Sir, — By your last of the 17 th . Instant (w ch was delivered to me by 
M r . Carnegy) I find that you had not then rec d . my Letter of the 14 th . written 
by way of Acknowledgment for the two Guineas order'd me by my IA Wey- 
mouth. I suppose by this time that Letter is come to hand, and I renew 
10 my Request y* you would let my L d . know that I humbly accept of his Lord- 
ship's Present, & I desire you would return him my hearty Thanks. But 
M r . Biggs being not in Town, I have not yet rec d . it. 

I let D r . Hudson know what you say about my L d .' 3 Present to him. The 
D r . had had a Letter about it before, tho' he had s d . nothing to me. He told 
me 'twas 20 libs, w ch indeed is a noble Present. But 'tis a Mystery to me 
how the D r . should be so great a Looser by Printing, & yet be worth thousands 
of Pounds. He prints no Books but what he knows beforehand he shall get 
well off, and then he prints large Numbers, whereas if he printed but a 
small Number about 120, and sold them at as low a Price as I sell Leland I am 
20 sensible he might then justly say he was a Looser. But this only between 
our selves. 

D r . Hudson brings me word from M r . Thwaites (who is still at Little- 
more, and, they say, something better) that he had promis'd his Lelands 
before the Arrival of your Letter. 

People long to see who will be Dean of your House, & how the Canonry 
(vacant by the Death of D r . Woodroffe,) will be dispos'd off. I am, Sir, 

Your oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Aug. 23. 171 1. Tho. Hearne. 

Being with D r . Gardiner 1 on Wednesday Night he shew'd me several 
3° Coyns & Medals, as one of the Prince of Wales (or King James III d .) in 
Brass or Copper, two Roman ones (w c h he said were found in New 
Parks, 1 of Gallienus with Apollini Cons, on the Reverse & a Centaur & 
another of Faustina, the Letters quite out), & several besides. — If I 
should have occasion at any time to write about y e ancient Instruments 
for writing I must consult the MS. of the 4 Gospells Greek in Selden's 
Library supra num. 28. where are elegant figures of y e 4 Evangelists. — 
Seld. supra 38. Evangelium Infantiae GalKco sermone cum Picturis. In 
these Pictures are the Habits of the time in w cn this Book was written, 
w cn I think was about 400 Years since. There is also the figure of a 
40 Cart. & of Vessells for Dinner. &c. — MS. Seld. supra. Actus Apostolorum 
Latine, Literis Majusculis. — Ad calcem codicis MS. Seld. supra n. 39. 

Nota quod quinque modis potest homo peceare mortaliter cum uxore 
propria, ut patet per hunc versum : 

Tempore, mente, loco, condicione, modo. 
Tempore, ut in die sanctorum, ut Paschae . vel vigilijs Sanctorum, ut in vigilia 
beatae Mariae vel apostolorum. Mente, causa libidinis explendae. Loco, ut in 

Carts. She also begs y e Favo r of y u (if you can possibly) to spare a day or two 
to take a Catalogue of M r . Dodwells Books & MSS. w^ I can assure you will 
be worth yo r Perusall, before they are disposed of.' 

1 Warden of All Souls. 

Aug. 22-27.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 166-174. 


loco sacro sicut in cimiterio nisi procreandse proles (1. prolis.) Condicione, Si 
earn tractaverit, si aliquam rem promisit. Modo, si debito modo non attracta- 
verit earn. In istis v. modis potest homo peccare mortaliter cum uxore 

Versus isti eadem manu qua & ipse liber scriptus. scriptus autem fuit 
liber ante cccc annos, aut circiter. Continet Regulas de sacerdotibus &c. — 
IMS. Seld. supra 50. Pauli Epistola ad Philemonem Latine ex Arabica, cum 
Scholijs, per Gul. Bedwellum. Dicata D. Francisco Buley Bedwelli amico 
singulari. — Hodie Brouneus quidam A. M. e: Coll. Univ. in Socium 
ejusdem Collegij electus fuit loco D. Joannis Hudsoni S.T.P. resignantis. 

Aug. 25 (Sat.). D r . Adams, who writ" a Book about Self Murther, 
against D r . Donne, is made Rector of St. Bartholomew's the Great in 
London (being in the IA Keeper's Gift) in room of D r . Woodroffe de- 
ceas'd. — S r . Edward Coke's Writing in a Book of Presidents &c. 8°. 
P. 73. Jur. 

Aug. 27 (Mon.). The Picture of King Henry Vllth. with his Nobles 
standing about him in a MS*, of Seldens de astrorum vi fatali,. supra num. 
77. Illuminating much in vogue in his time. — In a Note, written in 
a Modern Hand, at the End of a MS*. (Seld. Supra n. 66.) about the 
vision of the Munk of Evesham are these words : — 

Non incongrue asscribitur haec fabula revelacionis Monacho de Eovesham, 
nam sedificatio ipsius Cenobij initium habuit a visione ostensa Eguvino Wiciorum 
Episcopo primo fundatori, qui in charta Ewsham sua protestatur sanctam 
virginem Mariam primum cuidam. pa3tori gregum Eoves nuncupato & postea 
sibi cum duabus virgjnibus librum in manibus tenentem apparuisse, & locum 
pro aedificando monasterio ostendisse. Unde illi nomen Eovesham dedit, 

a. Aug. 25. Urry to H. (Rawl. 11. 8), Lord Weymouth will send H. 
two guineas. Is anxious to get a copy of Leland for a lady, if one is t©> be had. 
1 Send me word by the cross post, you see the direction to bath on the other 
side.' Any talk now of a Dean of Ch. Ch. ? Mr. Alsop will probably pay the 
two guineas. 

Aug. 25. Urry to H. (Rawl. 11. 7). Thwaites will not have all the 
copies of Leland buried with him ; wishes he would spare one. Has written 
also to Mr. White, of Ch. Ch., and Mr. Brome ; would not have so worthy a 
lady disappointed. 

Aug. 27. B. Mentzer (Bath) to H. (Rawl. 8. 114). 1 Good S r , — I 
most humbly beg Your pardon to trouble You with these lines, i had y e honour 
to see You & to be with You a fortnight ago in the Schola Anatomica, and 
since i know that every body that sees Oxford reckons it as a great honour to 
be acquainted with You Dear S* i dont question but my Contry-men that are 
at present in Your city, will be very proud of Your Conversation ; i therefore 
apply me self to You Dear S r in sending this inclosed for M r . Hagedorn, a 
Gintelman from Dantzig,. who is amongst that German Company, You will 
oblige me to y e highest,, if You will deliver this letter to his own hands because 
it is of great consequence, he will pay the postage immediatly. if that com- 
pany should be gan when You receive these, i beg of You to send y e inclosed 
with all speed to Cambridge to M r . Crownfield, or D v . Davisius, or D r . Sike. 
or to whom you pleased, and what You pay shall be repfty'd with all thank- 
fulness. M r . Burg, of whom i received a letter yesterday from Leipzig, gives 
his Service to You & D r . Hudson. . . My service to M 1 '. Ebersbach, who i hope 
is still with You.' 

H. to Cherry (Rawl. 36. 41). [Printed, pp. 214 sq. infra.] 




ut Kenredus rex Merciorum & Offa rex Orientalium Anglorum testantur in 
Charta sua A°. Domini 709. 

— Item tale mirabile miraculum describitur ab iEthelredo Abbate 
Rievarr de quadam sanctimoniali femina de Watton, & de incestu ejus. 
Vide Symion Dunelmens. in fine libri. 

To Francis Cherry Esq. 

Honour'd Sir, — In your Letter of the 21 st . Instant (w ch I rec' d . on 
Saturday Night) you tell me that M rs . Dodwell desires that I would put all 
M r . DodwelPs Things, except the two Master of Arts Gowns, into the Trunk, and 
send it by the Carrier. This I have done ; and whereas the other Things were 
not near enough to fill it I have fill'd it up with Straw. I suppose you have 
got the Key with you. For want of it, I was forced to get the Smith to 
open it, and to shut it again, but I have not taken away any thing. I 
perceive by your Letter that not only the printed but the written Books 
of M r . Dodwell are to be dispos'd of. But I suppose no written Papers 
under his own Hand, at least not such as are of his own Composition, 
will be parted with. And indeed I was of opinion, & so I am still, that 
the intire Study should be preserv'd for his Son, provided he be design'd 
for a Scholar. But if you and others are of a different opinion I submitt. 
I long to come over, & shall be very ready, if that happens, to take a 
Catalogue of the Books. I had made a Resolution with myself of taking 
a Journey on Friday last, being S*. Bartholomew's Day ; but a Day or two 
before that M r . Crabb fell very ill of the Rheumatism, & he is rather worse 
than better. 'Tis so violent that he can hardly stir about. So that both his 
and my own Business in the Library lyes upon me ; & if I should wag out 
there wili be no one to do the Drudgery but D r . Hudson, who ought not 
to be troubled with it. However notwithstanding this I intend to come over 
to Shottesbrooke (and I desire you would let M rs . Dodwell know of it ;) 
but I must stay a fortnight or three weeks longer, by w ch time we shall see 
how it will go with M r . Crabb. 

Bagford to H. [Undated, but after Dec. 1710.] (Rawl. 21. 19.) 

S r , — In y e folowing papers I haue gaue you a short account of y e originall & first 
printing in England & that was first put & practised at Oxford in y e Rayne of King 
Henery y e 6 by y e desier & Request of Tha: Bourcher Ar. Bis. of Canterbury. y e Story 
you haue furder tould in Atkenes of y & originall of printing : & Moxon in his Mechanick 
Exercises of printing in which he tells you y e thoughts of D r . Walis where you may 
se whou one Auther follows anouthers apinion altho many times for the worsse ; the 
Story is this out of y e Recourde which Atkenes had sene & had a Copepey : which I 
am asured was deliuired into y e Handes of S r Jo. Burkenhead : as he was Cheareman 
to y e Commetey about y° Regulating of printing in y e yeare 1664 : but as yet I Cannot 
heare off althou I haue a grat opinion I shall in time. I haue spared no paynes in 
loking ouer all our ould Cronoligers as Caxton : Julian Notory, Frute of time, Rastall : 
Fabin : Stow : Howell with seuirall alas they non of them agre in time & gaue me 
no satisfaction, one should haue thout that Caxton being one whou went to harlem 
at y e Kinges Command should haue mentioned the time when y e Arte of printing 
was brought into England whch [seems] to me st[r]ange, but to y e Story in hand (but 
thes by y e Bey Atkenes hath geues y e Best light of any that hatherto hath writ of it) 
and in my discorse about Harlem printing first broched by Hadram-Junus in his State 
of y e Low Countryes writ in Latin in, 1588 I beleue I haue sofisent athorety to 
Confute y e Story Consering Coster & of Roust steling his Mouldes: & Gouing to 
Mentez & rela[t]ing to y e Statue & y e Booke as is sad by him printed y e Hole Story 
is Fexesious and hath no reall athority I being an Eye Witines in my last being at 
Harlem, but this you will say is nothing to y e printing at Oxford but I must tell you 
I shall haue a Grat [d]ele to say when I com to treat y e Bringin in of printing into 
England and first to Oxford 2 to S*. Albones and then to Westmenster by Will Caxto.. 
whou ded not excersize y e Art while such time as Corsellis went out of England 
Rrederick Corsells being Conuaued to Oxford with a Gard for without thes thay 

Aug. 27.] 


By that time I hope to be freed also from the V th . Vol. of Leland. I 
thank you heartily for the trouble you intend to give yourself of sending 
the 12s. for the IV th . Vol. by the next Return of y e Carryer. We heard 
last Night that D r . Atterbury is made Dean of X*. Church, & that D r . Smal- 
ridge is made Dean of Carlisle in his Room, & Canon of Christ-Church in 
the Room of D r . Woodroffe deceased. But this is not confirm'd. There 
is not the least tittle who will be principal of Glouc. Hall, in w ch there is 
hardly one Scholar at present. Pray, Sir, be pleas'd to give my humble service 
to M r . Brokesby, if he be still with you. I hope he does not forget to perfect 
his Excellent Observations relating to the Antiquities and other Curiosities of 10 
this Kingdom. D r . Woodward designs to send me M 1 '. Dodwell's Dissertation 
upon the Parma Equestris. But he waits a convenient opportunity. I have 
seen and read over the New Book against M r . Dodwell. The Author, (as 
I am told) is suppos'd to be M r . Gandy. The Design of the Author is to 
detract from M r . Dodwell, & shew that he contradicts himself, rather than 
to answer his Arguments, or to prove directly that a Separation ought still to 
be kept up. I should be sorry that M r . Gandy or any other Non-Juror 
should prove the true Author. For 'tis fit for M r . Chishull rather than any 
such conscientious Man. There is a Leaven of Envy & Malice throughout. 
Such Managem* shews want of Argument. Sharpness upon some occasions is 20 
to be us'd, but there was not the least necessity for it here, where the Author 
seems to be very confident that he is in the right, & that he can defend the 
Principles he goes upon with great Ease. Besides, M r . Dodwell had given 
him no Provocation. On the contrary he always writ calmly and sedately, 
& never mix'd Scurrilities with his Arguments. This Writer should have 
us'd the same Method. I am sure 'twould have weigh'd more amongst 
judicious Men. He should moreover have consider'd that M r . Dodwell is 
dead, & that such Treatment of Persons deceas'd (even where there was 
far less Merit than appear'd in M r . Dodwell) was always look'd upon, even 
by Heathens, as inhuman. 3° 

I am, Sir y 
Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Aug. 27 th . 171 1. Tho. Hearne. 

D r . Hudson can compleat M r . Dodwell's Set of Acta eruditorum, & 'twill 
be proper to do it if the Study be to be sold. He sent for them upon 
M r . Dodwell's Request. 

thougt him not saffe while such time he had mad good his promise in learning them 
y e Arte of printing at y e Charge of 1 500 Markes which was a grat soume at that time 
of day. We haue nothing Remaning but onley one Booke in all y e Librearies and 
that is a pese of S*. Jeroms workes or Rather Ruffimis vpon y e Creed in a broad 
ocatauo printd at Oxford in y 9 yeare 1468 : as apears by the wordes in y e Close of it 
Explicit expositio Santi Jeronimi in Sembolo Apostolorum ad papam Laurentium 
Impressi Oxoni &> fin\i\ta Anno domini MCCCCLXVIII. XVII die Decembres. Of 
this Booke I haue sene three of them y e 1 in y e Boodlin Library y e 2 In oriall Coll. Lib. 
& y e thurd in y e Bishop of Eleyes well Furshedd Libreary which I take to be y e best 
priuat Librears in Europ : this is to be Remar[k~\ed that ther is now mention of y° 
name of Corsell : nor any outher printer or Worke man to y e Booke which mythinks 
is Strange when he had made Goodes his promes away he went into Flanders & at 
Antwarpe if I be not vnder a mestake ther be seuirall mon[u]mentall Inscription of 
y e Famely in y e Churches and like wise here in England at a place in Esex : in y° 
Church of * * * is a monumentall In[s]cription put vp by on of y e Famely in Memory 
of y e aboue mentioned Fredericke Corssells and that ther is now liuing some of y° 
Name & famely of a Considerable estate and outhers of the Same seme Sterne are now 
Inhabitants in Harlem. The next is to be Inquird relating to y 9 printing at Oxford is 
what searuantes or printers Corselles left behind, truley for that we are left in y e darke 
from 1468 to 1481 : which is 27 yeares defirent. in al this time we haue now acount 
of any thing which was printed at Oxford & then 1 Find a pese of Alexandra dc 




M r . W m . Lambard writ a Saxon Dictionarie, w cn we have in MS. in 
Bodley, inter Codd. Seld. supra n. 63. at y e Beginning of w cn he hath 
this Note : 

For the Degrees of the Declination of the old Inglishe, or Saxon tongue, reade 
r. The Laives before the Conquest. 2. The Saxon Chron. of Peterborough, after 
the Conquest. 3. The Saxon Writte of H. 3. to Oxfordshire : in the litle Booke 
of olde Lawes, fo. 4. The Pater nostre, 6° Crede, of Rob. Grosted: in the 

Anima in folio printed at Oxford by Theodoricum Rood de Colonia 1481 : y e 11 of 
december : affterwardes I Find Winken de Word when Caxton was dead bian to 
Renew y e printing at Oxford Whitingtons Gramer in 4 0 . 15 10. After him I find 
Joanne Scolar printed y e same Whitingtons Gramer in 150* in y e parish of S fc . Jones 
which is indede what Twyne & Antony a Wood mentiones (as for that you may 
Inproue better then I can derect). In thise I obserue that y e Vniuarsate Armes is 
soported by two Angeles which should be not forgot. Now from 1 500 & od we most 
Come to Joseph Barnes whou printed from 1585 to 1605. And then you haue y e 
Lechfeldes from 1619: Id. y e Turners — 1629. And then you haue Hen. Hall whou 
was printer to King Charles in y e Armey & John Hall his sone 1661. And now 
I most come to y e most excelent part of y e Vniuersate printing in y e yeare 1679 : affter 
if I mestake not in time That Ar Bishop Shelden had Belt y e Vniuar[s]ate Theater 
Wherin y e Imprinter e was first Settled by y e procurment of Bishop Fell the then B : of 
Oxford & by his Industury and panes had procured a Noble Fount of Letters which 
the Cataloug of them printed by M r . Jo. Hall y e Late Vniuarsate printer douth 
demonstrat 1695 then I say they bian to out vie all y e printing Howses in Europe 
(which by the losse of y e Late Learned & Noble Sperited & Industrius deane of Christ 
Church I feare you will want) that Incuridgme\n\t yere affter: these 3 grat & 
Good men haue been your grat promoters & Incourigers of printing & as I haue sed 
before your Vniuarsate has ben y e Grates[t] in Europe which had made your Booke[s] 
then printed so much desiered by formers. Y e First Specement of your Theater 
printing was D r . Beuareges Cannones in 2 vol. in folio 16 * * and y e Composer of 
it was * * * dele a Frenchman procured by M r . Scot y e Book from Paris ad y e desier of 
Bisop Fell. Yon haue not many remarkable Booke[s] that ware printed at Oxford 
before y e yeare 1678 nor now printers deuise worthe y e obseruation of y e Curious that 
at this time I can Call to mind except My Ld. Verulam in folio by leonard Lechfeld 
1640 : D r . Buttlers peses Reuiew of y e Councell of Trent in folio by Will Turner 1638 
y e Corte of y e Gentiles by Theo : Gale : in seuirall partes by Will. Hall in 4*°. 1671: 
but you may beter Remember. Som what might be sede of y e Cuters of wood & 
likewise of the Grauers as y e performence in Grauing y° frontpeses and titles to y e 
seuirall Bookes & likewise y e Head peses tale peses y e variate of Grat Letters 
Armes for y e Ilustrating of those Bookes which hau ben set forth & printed at your 
Vniuarsate presse I shall take all y e Cayer to dou them Justes. and perhapes if I 
mestake not without any Flatery outui with Plantan & y e nerist Com vp to that of y° 
Louer printing at Paris or y e Vatican (Imprimere) or printing at Rome or any outher 
printing in any place in Europe which I haue will Considered, and haue a Grat delle 
to say in the prace of y e Oxford performence of printing. And if you haue aney thing 
furder to be satesfied relating to y e former subi[e]cte pray let me but know by a line 
from you & I shal be readey & Willing to satisfye my God frend M r . Hearne. but 
one thing more rela[t]ing to y e Chapell which I forgot in my last to you that is y a 
ouldest worman is Called y e Father of y e Chapell & the Stone is likwise Called y e 
Alter : Whare all offeringes that is y e money Gaue to y° Chapell for drinke is by 
them sayde an offering to y e or on y e Allter amonge the pearsell you will find some ould 
specementes of printing which I would desier you to kepe to gether while you & I next 
mete at Oxford which will aForde vse som Furder Consideration relating to y e first 
printers Imitating y e Letters of y e ould MSS which in your last was hinted at. and 
thus I rest your Frend to Comand Jo : Bagford. 

I could hartley wish you Could inside som of y° Fellowes of y e seuirall Collidges in 
your Vniuarsate to take a Catalouge of y e Booke[s] printed before y e yeare 1500 : all 
soules I haue taken by M r . Tanner and that of S fc . Bennet of Cambridge done by 
M r . Fauset a senior Fellow of y° same Howse, for it might vse not onley to me but to 
outhers. 1 

Aug. 27-29.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 183-189. 


Booke of Patriccs Purgatiorie Sr'c. 5. The Rythme of Jacob : in the Booke 
tailed fos Jlorutn. 6. The Chronicles called Brute: Goiver, Chaucier, By 
the w , and such like it may appeare, ho<w, and by what Steps, our Language 
is /alien from the old Tnglishe, and draiven nearer to the Frenche. This may 
<wel be lightened by shorte Examples, taken from theise Bookes, and is meete to 
be discovered when this Dictionarie shal be emprinted. W. LAMBARDE. 1570. 

Seld. supra 57. Romanz de la Rose in French. W ch hath been trans- 
lated by Chaucer & is to be found in his Works. In this MS*, are 
abundance of Pictures, from one of w ch it appears y* Women rid astride 
when 'twas written. 10 

Aug. 28 (Tu.). To Dr. Woodward. 

Honour'd Sir, — At the Beginning of last Week D r . Hudson paid me fourty 
eight Shills. for the twelve Copies I sent you of the IV th . Volume of Leland's 
Itin. for which punctual Paym*. I desire you would be pleas'd to accept of 
my hearty Thanks and Acknowledgments; which I should have return'd 
sooner, but y 1 I exspected I should at y e same time have had an opportunity of 
sending you an Account of my Receipt of M r . Dodwell's Dissertation upon 
your ancient Shield. But I find that you intend to keep it sometime longer 
in your Hands. 

I have lately rec d . two very obliging Letters from M r . Gale, who intends 20 
to send me a learned Discourse concerning the four great Ways of the 

The V th . Volume of Leland will be finish'd about a fortnight hence. I 
shall send you Copies of it as soon as they can be bound. 

I am, Sir, Your ever oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Aug. 28 th . 17 1 1. Tho. Hearne. 

A Picture of King Edward the Confessor before his Life in MS*, inter 
Codd. Seld. supra, n. 55. 
Aug. 29 (Wed.). To Thomas Rawlinson Esq. 

Sir, — I am extremely oblig'd to you for the Loane of your MS*, that 30 
relates to the Monastery of S*. Alban's, for the Inscriptions of your own 
collecting, and for the little printed Book done by W. Vallans. When I 
have made use of them I will deliver them to your Brother, who tells me 
you are willing to let them continue with me for some time. I design to 
reprint the Vallans before the V th . Vol. of Leland now almost finish'd, if 
'twill not swell the Vol. too much, (and make me be a looser by it) as I 
am afraid it will. 'Tis a very great Rarity. I had not so much as heard 
of it before. He is the same Person that I have mention'd at the End of 
my Edition of Leland's Nseniae from a MS*. Note subjoyn'd to a Copy of 
those Naeniae in our Publick Library. I had guess'd him to be a learned 40 
Man. And your Book sufficiently proves it. If he was of any University, 
I believe 'twas Cambridge. You need not be troubled about my citing 
the Note at the End of one of the Volumes of the Complete History (as they 
are pleas'd to call it) in your College Library. I was oblig'd to clear my 
Author. And I could not upon that occasion well avoyd the Memorandum, 
w ch i s ver y j us t. 1 do not think that either K. himself, or any one else 
for him, will pretend to confute what I have observ'd. Nor do I see any 
reason why you should fear the Attacks of any one of the Party upon 
Account of the Memorandum. Nine or Ten Lines will answer all they 
can say. Stephens's Ed. of Antoninus's Itinerary that I follow'd is the first 50 
Ed. of that Author. 'Tis in 12 0 . My original Design was only to publish 
Talbot's Notes. But finding that he follow'd the said first Edition I thought 
myself oblig'd also to print the Text. When I was transcribing it I laid 

Aug. 29. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 33. 2). [Printed, supra.] 




before me such other Editions (of best Note) that we had in Bodley. I 
was not sollicitous about Aldus and Simler, because I perceiv'd that they 
had been nicely collated by Surita & others. I shall be glad of your Cor- 
respondence, & I promise to conceal your Letters. I thank you for your 
Invitation to London (where I never was yet, & whither I must not exspect to 
goe under my present confinement) & for all the other Favours you have been 
pleas'd to conferr upon, 

Sir, Your oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Aug. 29 th . 1711. Tho. Hearne. 

o I should be glad if you could meet with any Roman Coyns, Inscriptions, 
Paterae, or any other Antiquities of that kind at Spene (which is the same 
with Antoninus's Spinae) near Newbury. I never yet saw any Antiquities 
found there. 

Aug. 30 (Th.). On Sunday Morning last died suddenly the , R\ 
Honb le . the Earl of Jarsey, without any previous Sickness, only y© Day 
before he complain'd of a Pain in the Stomach. He was a very honest, 
understanding Gentleman, and was to have been y* day nominated L d . 
Privy Seal, vacant by the Death of the Duke of New-Castle. . . - 

Aug. 31 (Sat.). The Reverend D r . Atterbury was made Dean of X*. 

o Church 1 on this day Sennight, & he is succeeded in his Deanery of 
Carlisle by the Reverend D r . Smalridge, who is also made Canon of 
Christ Church in y e room of D r . Woodroffe. — A silly Paper comes out 
Weekly, printed by Anthony Piesley, an Oxford Bookseller,, call'd The 
Surprise. Num. 3 d . is just publish'd. The Author calls himself Humfrey 
Armstrong, formerly Fellow of the ancient and renown'd Society of the 
Seven Sleepers. Upon w cJl some ingenious knowing Person, hath put 
Tickle instead of Armstrong, & after seven Sleepers hath added alias Queen's, 
College, in a Copy that I have seen at y e Coffee House ; & justly too. 
For 'tis commonly said that one Tickle (who is Poetry Professor of this 

o University in the Absence of Mr. Trapp) is the true Author. This Tickle 
is a vain, conceited Coxcomb, & not able to write any thing solid, nor 
indeed intelligibly. — D r . Robinson Bp. of Bristoll is made L d . Privy- 
Seal in y 6 Room of the Duke of New-Castle Deeeas'd. And D r . (or M r .) 
Kymberley, Chaplain to y e L d . Keeper, is made Prebendary of West- 
minster in room of D r . Knipe deeeas'd. 

Sept. 1 (Sat.). To Francis Cherry Esq. 

Honour'd Sir, — Since my last I saw M r . Brokesby, who paid me 12s. for 
the 3 Copies of the IV th . Vol. of Leland: for w ch I thank you.. By his 

3Kal. Sept. H. to J. C. Wolf. [Draft, in Latin.] (Rawl. 25. 63.) His 
ed. of Cicero nearly ready, but delayed by the publication of Leland's Jtln. 
Remarks on Leland, Talbot, Antoninus' Itin., Dr. T. Smith, Dodwell. Wonders 
he has heard nothing of Schelwig. Longs for W.'s Libanius and emendations 
to Hierocles. ' Lites inter Bentleium Glericumque nihil moror. De nugis 
viros doctissimos contendere putant Oxonienses nostri/ The new part of 
Fabricius' Bibl. Graeca received. Hudson will write. 

Aug. 31. T. Rawlinson to H. (Rawl. 16. 48). Sends observations on 
Leland iv . . . ' I have an Exquisite M.S. of Bede's Ecclesiastical Hist, in a very 
large folio on Vellam belong'd once to y e Abbey of Wichelescomb.' 

Sept. 1. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. 14. 1). Is suffering from an ague and 
fever — H. may think the hot fit is not yet off — and has taken some physic pre- 

'Twas on Monday Aug. 27, 1711. according to others. 

Aug. 29-Sept, 2.]1 VOLUME XXX, PAGES 189-199. 


order I have open'd the Trunk again and put in the two Gowns. I have 
rec d . M r . Dodwell's Diss, upon D r . Woodward's Shield, and am reading it 
over. 'Tis full of admirable Learning, but too tedious, and several Things 
seem to me to be Mistakes, which, if M r . Dodwell had been living, I should 
have freely told him of. But Conjectures may be allow'd in things of this 
Nature where there is no Inscription to direct, and a greater Liberty of Fancy 
is allowable in such Cases than where we have plain History to guide us. 
I think it ought by all means to be printed, and I will endeavour to have 
it effected, tho' being so long we must not exspect that 'twill be undertaken by 
any Bookseller. 

I am, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept. i st . 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

In the Year 167 1. was printed at London in 8™ (in a single Sheet) The 
Ex-Ale-tation of Ale. (in Verse) written by a Learned Pen. 'Tis said the 
Author was D r . Peter Mews, Bp. of Winchester. I suppose (if so) there 
was a former Impression. — 

In Morell's Specimen of Coyns in p. 73. . . is something about the 
Calydonian Boar, cujus dentes & corium (ut & alia id genus) asservaban- 
tur olim Tegeae in templo Minervae. — Ibid. p. 125. pauca habet de Jove 
Ammone, cujus capiti cornua arietina in nummis admota cernuntur. 
Nec aliud quam caput arietinum esse puto, quod in clypeo Woodwardiano 
conspicitur, dissentiente tamen doctissimo Dodwello in Dissertatione qua- 
dam MS. quam ad me nuper misit Woodwardus. 

Sept. 2 (Sun.). To M R . Roger Gale, at Scruton near Nortallerton in 

Sir, — I have receiv'd your second obliging Letter, dated Aug. 21 st , 
and shall be very glad to see your learned Discourse about the IV Great 
Ways. I can give no Direction about the Conveyance of the Papers, but leave 
that Matter intirely to your self, who 'tis possible may meet with several oppor- 
tunitys of sending them to London, and then they may easily be transmitted 
hither. They will come too late for the V th Volume, w ch is now all finish'd 
except the Index, and what I have to add at the Beginning. But I shall take 
care to insert them in the VI th . 

When I have gone through your Transcript of the i 8t . Parts of Leland, I 
will return it to D r . Woodward, who hath lately communicated to me divers 
Roman Inscriptions, and at the same time he sent to me my late learned 
Friend M r . Dodwell's Discourse upon his Shield, which Discourse I am now 
reading over. 

I am, Sir, Your oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Sept. 2 d . 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 

To M E . Tho. Allen at Dodington near Sittingburne in Kent. 
Reverend Sir, — Your Name-sakes Verses were sent the Beginning of 
last Week, & I suppose you may have receiv'd them e're this. I have 

scribed by Dr. Radcliffe. Two of the seven guineas are for his namesake at 
Magdalen, to be laid out in books and other necessaries and not in specie. 
1 The Ale is come & I hope will prove good. Otherwise Father Carey will 
forfeit his recognizance, pray remember me to all there & at Heddington & 
tell the Sage I woud have him by all means promote the Match. I have made 
a farther enquiry into those maters, and find the young woman cannot marry 
into a more thriveing betterd [sic] natured & truer Church of England Family 
than the young man is of who courts her. he had his principles from D r . 
Alston who is still his spiritual Guide ; and when he comes if you will shew him 
anatomy Schole you will add to y e obligations you have already laid on ' &c. 
H. to Cherry (Rawl. 36. 42). [Printed, p. 218 supra.] 



[1711 : 

lent him my Ductor Historicus, in the Introductory Part to which he will find 
a Method for reading History. The best Authors are there put down, both 
sacred and prophane, and I hope he will make a good use of the Rules there 
propos'd. I would have him addict himself chiefly to Prose, and to meddle 
with Poetry no farther than to exercise his Fancy, and to refresh himself 
from more Manly Studies. But in this, and every thing else, let him follow 
the Advice and Direction of more able Friends. He tells me that the 
Charges of Fresh Fees come to almost 40s. and that he wants at present 
Cluver's Geography and Grotius de Veritate X tim * Religionis. Alderman 
White's Son died last week of a Feaver. There was a great Funeral. We 
now exspect D r . Atterbury at Oxford upon his new Promotion to y e Deanery 
of X*. Church. 'Tis uncertain as yet who will be Principal of Gloucester Hall. 
D r . Hudson hath declin'd it. The D r . does not employ your Namesake, 
having, it seems, no Business for him. 

I am, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept. 2 d . 17 11. Tho. Hearne. 

I am glad you found the Lottery Tickett . . . 

Sepfe 3 (Mon.). To M E . John Urry. 

Sir, — On Friday last I met with your Butler, M r . Hobson, who paid me the 
two Guineas my L d . Weymouth was pleas'd to send me. I desire you would 
let his IAship know when you have a proper Opportunity, (for 'twill not 
become me to write myself) that I have rec d . it, and that I shall always retain 
a gratefull sense of his Generosity. It came very seasonably, I being at that 
time in some straights how to raise Money for defraying the Charges of the 
Press, some of my Subscribers being not so punctual as they should be in 
returning their Money. M r . White was gone out of Town for the Bath e're 
your last came to me. And M r . Creamer was also then absent, and is not yet 
return'd. If you can get the two first Volumes of Leland from M r . Bland you 
shall have the remaining Volumes immediately from me. M r . Thwaites now 
says that he hath dispos'd of his Copies. He continues consumptive; tho' 
some People say he is much better. I hope to have finish'd the V th . Volume 

Sept. 3. Urry to H. (Rawl. 11. 6). Introduces Dr. Jenkin, Master of St. 
John's Coll. Camb. When will Mr. Biggs (and the Dean) be in Oxford? ask 
Mr. Alsop and Dr. Frewin. 

T. Allen to H. (Rawl. 14. 2). Very sorry for Mr. Mears's death. * I hope 
he did not want because I ow'd him some money for preaching at Heddington 
wh my successor there promised to pay him but did not. So I paid him 
when last at Oxford forty shillings as I take it and ten shillings before he began 
to officiate; but this will appear from my booke where I have his hand for 
what he received of me. I was to pay him y e rest at Michaelmass, wh he was 
very well pleased with ... I design God willing to be at Oxford between 
Michaelmass & Xtmass to settle my affairs there and remove what the plun- 
derers have left me. The last time I came to Oxford I found my Study had 
been robbed. What other things I lost I cannot tell, but I am sure Colliers 
Ecclesiastical History & Camden's Brit, by Phil : Holld. with maps & a rough 
cover were two of y e bookes that were taken out : I left my Study door lockd 
and found it so nevertheless I cannot but think it had been open'd. though 
Grimage when I told her of it very readily shewd me how they might goe 
another way viz out at the window w ch she said she discovered to be open a 
little before I came, but these bookes lay too far off to be reachd by any 
that did not goe into the Study ; and any that did goe into it woud have taken 
other things wh lay in great confusion beside em. if Grimage be great with 
Jea's daughter whome Walker the servitor married, I phansie the bookes may 
be conveyd to her house ; pray enquire if any such bookes are offerd to sale, 
that they may be stoppd. pray send me word whether M r . Fayrer was at 
College when the election into D r . Hudson's place was made, pray give my 

Sept. 2-6.] 



(the Index being now printing) by the End of next Week, if not before. 
They are about pulling down our Print-House ; and intend to build another 
answerable to the Museum. I know not to what purpose. I believe they 
will not have so good nor so convenient a Room as they have at present. I 
wish rather y 4 the Money were laid out in Printing good Books. We have 
excellent MSS. in Bodley & other Places, w ch will be destroy'd in some Years 
if not made Publick. This would tend much to y e Honour and Credit of the 
University: and if there were any suitable Encouragement they might find 
Persons qualify'd for transcribing & putting out correct Editions of these 
MSS. some of w ch were lodg'd with us upon Condition y* they should be io 
printed, particularly that admirable Treasure of Septentrional Learning left 
us by Fr. Junius. I am sorry the young Man does not go on with Elphanston. 
He ought to be transcrib'd with all possible Exactness. When that is done 
we need not fear an accurate Edition from some of your learned Countrymen. 

I am, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept. 3 d . 17 n. Tho: Hearne. 

Since the writing this M r . Creamer is come home, & I have deliver'd him 
your Letter. 

D r . W m . Bernard, Fellow of Merton College, was Brother to Charles 
Bernard the Surgeon. — A Treatise concerning the Lawfullness of In- 20 
strumental Musick in Holy Offices : To w c h is prefix'd, a Preface in 
Vindication of M r . Newte's Sermon concerning the Lawfullness and Use 
of Organs, in the Christian Church, &c. Lond. 1700. 8 vo . by Mr. Dod- 
well. — His Epistolary Discourse was reprinted in 1706. — Just printed 
at y e Theater a Whiggish, silly, Republican Paper (done by some con- 
ceited Pretender) call'd 1 A Sort of an Answer to a Piece of a Book entitled 
a Battle Royal. 8°. in 3 Sheets, and a Quarter. The Author of the Battle 
Royal M r . Lesley. 

Sept. 4 (Tu.). MS. Laud. L. 69. Historia Ecclesiae Eliensis. Digna 
piane quae in lucem proferatur. In Itinerario Lelandi edi debent quaedam 30 
de situ Insulae ad initium. Ibi ait duodecim esse ecclesias in gremio 
Insulae, quae olim ad ccenobium, tanquam ad matricem ecclesiam pertine- 
bant; nec in his minoribus ecclesijs sepeliri corpora solebant : quae nec 
ulla habebant ccemiteria. Corpora proinde ad ecclesiam cathedralem 
adferebant. Tandem autem ccemiteria & illis concedebantur ; quonam 
autem anno, vel quonam regnante, non constat ex Historia hacce antiqua. 

Sept. 6 (Th.). Post-Script to my Letter to M r . Allen of Sept. 2 d . 

Sir, — This Letter, as you see by the Date, should have been sent on Sunday 

service to the D r . & tell him I am not at all afraid of being turnd out -of my 
Chamber ; and my namesake I woud have him make all the hast he can with 
the exercise mentiond in my last and if he can doe it by Wednesday or 
Thursday next wh to be sure he may let him send it me at M r . Clements's. 
I desire likewise to hear from you & whether M\ Collins be [at] Oxford & D r . 
Fayrer at Astrop.' . . . 

Sept. 4. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 92). Sends a note for 36J. drawn upon 
Mrs. West, in payment for Lelands. Explains his course of action with regard 
to copies of previous vols. ; and suggests a more satisfactory mode of dealing 
with subscribers through Mr. Clements for the future. Very few of his sub- 
scribers have any Correspondents or ' Acquaintants ' in Oxon. 

Sept. 6. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. 14. 6). < I thank God D r . Radcliffe's 

1 The Author Mr. Davies, A.M. & Vice-Principal of Hart-Hall. 


hearne's collections. 

[1711 : 

last. But I rec d . your's of the i 8t Instant (with M r . Glements's Bill) on that 
Day, which stopt it. Since y* I have rec d . another from you of the 3 d . Instant. 
M r . Whistler accepts y e Bill, and will pay me, he says, within two or three 
days. Your Name-sakes Verses were sent into Kent. I hope you are got rid 
of your Feaver. When I go next to Heddington I will remember your 
Advice to Father Cary. I am glad that we are like to have your agreeable 
Conversation in Oxford after Michaelmass. I cannot at present tell whether 
M r . Fayrer was in Coll. when D 1 *. Hudson's Fellowship was fill'd up. But I 
will take an opportunity of inquiring. D r . Fayrer is still at Astrop. 'Tis 
10 above a Week since I saw M r . Collins last. I desire you would accept of my 
thanks for all your Favours. I heartily pray for your good Health, and am, 
with great respect, Sir, 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Sept. 6 th . 17 11. Tho. Hearne. 

Sept. 8 (Sat.). 

A Scotch Health to K. J. 

He's o'er the Seas and far awa', 
He's o'er the Seas and far awa', 
Altho' his Back be at the Wa', 
We'll drink his Health that's far awa'. 


Disloyal Whiggs dispatch and goe, 

And visit Noll and Will below. 

It's fit ye at their Call should bla' 

While we drink his Health that's far awa'. 

I hope he shall return again, 

And safely brooke what is his awn. 

Untill that happy Day do da, 

We'll drink his Health that's far awa'. 

( Physic had so good an effect upon me that I have been well ever since I tooke 
it ; to morrow I saile for Kent, haveing left my mare at Gravesend. M r . 
Whistler is to pay the bill of seven Guineas in ten days time. My namesake 
of Maudlen is to have two of em, wh I desire you to lay out for him in such 
things as you think necessary. I hear he now wants a book of about five or 6 
shillings price wh he hath been at M r . Clements's for. if you judge it a proper 
booke for him to read at present, I desire you to buy it for him & pay for it 
out of the two Guineas. I hope his verses will come to morrow with a letter 
from you in M r . Clements's pacquet to his son, who hath some things to send 
from hence after me. I woud likewise have him send me his verses upon 
Amor vincit omnia and any thing els w h he thinks may be shewn to his advant- 
age. Yesterday I met two of our Fellows at M r . Clements's bound for Essex, 
and had I come but a minute sooner I had likewise had the happyness to see 
the poor Prince Arthur, give my service to D r . Hudson & tell I am not at 
all afraid of the inconsiderable fellows he speaks of but am very sorry he is . . . 
M r . Butterfield wholesale Stationer in Bread-street will furnish you with very 
good printing paper at an easy rate. Pray tell D r . Hudson the same, he 
married a kinswoman of mine & is an honest high church-man.' 

Sept. 7. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 5). Has received no answer to his last. 
In his Essay please cancel statement of his ignorance of the course of Erming- 
street from Lowther Bridge to Carlisle, and substitute : ' In which county it is 
very well known and is the very same road that is now used to that city from 
Perith but passes onely thro one town in its course thither, called Heskett.' 
Desires the Essay to be anonymous ; the most proper title will be An Essay 
towards the recovery of the courses of the four great Roman Ways. Asks for H.'s 
acknowledgment of its receipt, and his impartial opinion and advice as to the 

Sept. 6-10.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 206-211. 223 

To D E . Sloane. 

Honour'd Sir, — I hope D r . Hudson hath before this time sent his Acknow- 
ledgments for your last kind Present to the Library. And I hope withall that 
he hath acquainted you with y e Receipt of the two MSS. written by John 
Bale, which were deliver' d to us above a Year since. I enter'd them in the 
Catalogue & Benefactors Book with my own hand. The V th . Vol. of Leland 
being all finish'd, but the Subscribers Names & what comes at y e Beginning 
I have nothing now to stop it but Adjusting the Names, in which I have some 
trouble by reason D r . Thorpe did not distinguish those that he supply'd from 
those that were supply'd by you, I had resolv'd to have left out the D rs . 8 
Copies (upon Ace*, of the Non Payment for them) only yesterday I receiv'd his 10 
Bill for Paym*. of the III d . Vol. and 1 Copy of the IV th . I have however put 
the 8 Copies all upon his own Name (as I have all the ten upon your's,) without 
telling to whom they were dispos'd of, that being unknown to me. I have 
sent the List up to you as I have settled it, which I desire you would be 
pleas'd to look over and return forthwith, and at the same time to send 
an exact Account of your nine Subscribers if you are willing to have them 
added. I desire also that you would let D r . Thorpe see the List, if it be no 
trouble nor inconvenience. I am, honour'd Sir, 

YouY ever oblig'd humble serv* 

Oxon. Sep*. 9 th . 1711. Tho : Hearne. 20 

Sept. 10 (Mon.). Being yesterday at Islip, I took a view of the Re- 
mains of the little old Chapell, call'd King Edward the Confessor's 
Chapell, which is built of small inconsiderable Stones, and there is nothing 
remarkable about it However a Draught of it should be taken for 
the Satisfaction of Posterity. And by it we may make conjectures about 
the Parsimony of those times, & their Frugality, Abundance of Founda- 
tions are dug up about it. The Palace where the King was born stood 
at the lower End of the Town, on the East Side, in a Close call'd to this 
Day The Court Close, The Close is moted round, tho' a good part of 
the Mote is now filFd up. Some time since they dug up a great Deal of 3° 
Lead in this Close. An old Gentleman living there, who was a Master 
of Arts of Cambridge & is a man of parts, and a Lover of antiquity, says 

letting it come abroad into the world, for * I am not at all opinionated of my 
own performances.' ' I should have concluded here, unlesse this opportunity 
had invited me to assure you that the Inscription relating to the Roman 
signifer of the Villi Legion in Antonin. p. 22. is there exactly copyed from the 
Originall, which I have seen severall times, except that the word vol in the 
second line should have been wrote voL, which was an omission of the 
Engravers, and I must own there are many Errata in that book, occasioned by 
my absence from the presse, that are not taken notice of at the end of it, and 
that I wish were corrected ; which if ever it bears a second edition, shall be 
taken care of, and have the advantage of severall additions. I hope I have 
settled all things betwixt M r . Thoresby and the Bookseller, about printing his 
Topography of Leeds and the adjacent Parts, so that we hope that work will go 
to the presse this winter, and I doubt not but will answer what may be 
expected from that industrious and curious gentleman.' Hopes also that H. 
will not deny the public Dodwell's Dissertation. 

Sept. 10. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 96). < Our last letters by their 
receipts, like a pair of Buckets, were ascending and discending at the same 
time ... I had thoughts, that Queen's never wanted a set of sparks for Anglo- 
Saxonick inclinations : and that nursery w d best furnish us, w th an industrious 
youth, both from capacity, and necessity, that w d most faithfully, and easily 




that he has read in some old Book y* the Palace or Manour House was 
burnt, and that he takes the said Lead to have been the Lead with w ca 
the Palace was cover'd. The House was but small, as appears from the 
Foundations and the Bigness of the Close. One of the Foundation Stones 
is now to be seen, being made part of a Stile, near Islip. Quaere 1 — M r . 
Rawlinson of St. John's hath, The Charter-House with the last Will and 
Testament of Thomas Sutton, Esq. Lond. 1614. 4 0 . (2) Annalia Du- 
brensia. Upon the Yeerely celebration of M r . Robert Dover's Olimpick 
Games upon Cotswold-Hills. written by several Authors. Lond. 1636. 4 0 . 
io (3) A Discourse touching the Drayning the Great Fenns, &c. by S r . Cor- 
nelius Vermuiden K nt . Lond. 1642. 4 0 . (4) Another Discourse of the 
Fenns. By Andre wes Burrell, Gent. Lond. 1642. 4 0 . 

Out of a MS*, in his Hands. [Two epitaphs on Penelope Lady Rich . . .] 
— Ibid, (on Lord Lampas) ... — Ibid. — Upon a non-resident President. 

S*. John's is governed onlie by a P. 
For there's noe resident as we can see. 
If vice rule then there, take it not a misse 
The Vice in Presidents roome by Statute is. 

Ibid. — Upon a Welchman. 

A Man of Wales 'twixt Davies Day & Easter 
"° Ranne on the score for cheese greate store of Testars 

His Hostesse chaulk't it all behinde the doore 
And said for cheese come sir Discharge your score 
God's plutter a nayle (quoth he) what things be these 
What doe you thinke her know not chaulke from cheese? 

A Mine of Gold some say there's found 

In Scotland that's a Wonder 
To see noe Money above Ground 

And yet to finde some under. 

30 Memorandum that Anthony Wood in his Preface to the Athense says he 
never eat the Bread of any Founder. And yet in his verses upon Anne 
Greene, printed in the Account of y 6 said Anne Greene at Oxofi 1 651, he 
calls himself Schol. of Mert. Coll. — . . . 

To Thomas Rawlinson of the Middle Temple Esq. 

Sir, — I rec d . your Notes upon My I st . and IV th . Vol. of Leland, for which I 
heartily thank you, and I hope you will not deny me the Favour of those you 
have made upon the II d . and III d . Those you sent are now lying before me, 
and I shall consider them in their due order. 

Vol. 1 st . Pref. p. ii. Rentale Novum &c] I should be glad to see the 
40 MS*, you mention. 

P. vii. Hesychius] There was no necessity for my mentioning Aldus. There 
was never any Ed. of this Author at Venice but one ; and 'tis well enough 
known that Aldus publish'd it. 'Tis withall noted of him that he destroy'd the 
MS. that his Performance might not be examin'd. If I had added Aldus, 
'twould have look'd as if there had been another Venice Ed. different from 

transcribe old Leofrick for us . . . the opus operatum, at all leisurely houres, 
accomplisht ; wo d be of singular use . . . Suppose y r several vol : of Leeland, 
had had the several Counties, at the head of their respective pages : might not 
this, with the several indices, beene the readiest way to finde out, w*, som 
times, the Reader may desire to know ? * 

Sept. 10.] 



P. viii. Ralph Brook.] I have Authority for what I remark about his Book 
being publish'd in 1594. 

P. ix. Anonymus Ravennas] I knew very well that Anonymus Ravennas 
was publish'd by Porcheron. I had often consulted his Ed. But 'twas more 
to my purpose to refer to Gale's, where the English Names are added to 
several Places. 

P. xvii. Here you mention a Book of Docketts. A sight of this would be 
very diverting. 

P. xix. The longe Volume.'] I never saw this. Nor do I know what it was. 
Probably M r . Leland drew it up at the Command of the King, to whom 10 
he afterwards deliver'd it. Here you mention my Omission of the Coyns in K. 
iElfred. They were before publish'd by M r . Walker, & more fully by Sir 
Andrew Fountaine. I was not willing to bring an unnecessary Price upon the 
Book, when both M r . Walker's and S r . Andrew's Editions of the Coyns were 
so easy to be had. 

Itinerary p. 4. ... 6 Theoldus ] So in the MS*, which I follow. 

P. 106. Solinus.] I saw the Fragment I mention in a MS*, of Gresham 
Coll. 'Twas then in the Hands of a certain Friend. But 'tis since lent, 
I think, to a Gentleman who is about an Edition of Pomponius Mela, which is 
joyn'd with the same MS. 20 

P. 108. old Number.] There are two Divisions made use of in Gronovius. 
The old Division (w ch I call the old Number) is that to w ch Nizolius's Lexicon 
refers, and for that reason is added by Gronovius. The New Division is that 
w ch is in Gruter, & observ'd since by other Editors. 

P. 109. Not material w ch Edition I quote of Sigonius's Emendatt. By the 
by I do not think Aldus's the best. 

P. 112. Stone in Canon-Street.] I know not what Alterations the Stone 
may have underwent. But 'twas certainly well wrought formerly, agreeable 
to other antient Stones of the same Nature. 

P. 113. operations to which imployd\ it <was is well enough understood. But 30 
if you will have it added, I readily submitt. 

Vol. IVth. p. i. All Antiquaries know Brookes Discovery. Therefore 'twas 
not necessary to transcribe the Title at large. 

P. iv. an Hon hle . Person.] You need not fear K. I was told the Note was 
written by your Father. 

P. xvi. Advertisement] M r . Thwaites desir'd me to insert this. He knows 
not what is become of the I st . Vol. & he tells me M r . Bateman says 'twas not 
found in the Study after M r . Bernard's Death. 

Itinerary. P. 20. Divers] Places is well enough understood, as several other 
words are, w ch therefore I have not noted. 40 

P. 56. Winchelscombe] I should be glad to see your MS*. Bede. We have 
about 9 or 10 in Bodley, some very Antient. 

P. 67, & 78. hat.] You say to be sure had. But I follow the MS. to 
a Letter. And I observe that M r . Leland in some other Places uses a / 
for a d. 

P. no, 112. perhennis, choruscare, perhenniter.] Sic plane in Cod. IMS. nec 
mutare volui. Ita enim & in alijs antiquitatis monumentis. 

P. 112. These Words sequuntur prxterea 5 versus in antiquo Codice are 
written in the margin by another Hand. But the Verses themselves are not 
there put down. You will find that those words are not mine by their being 50 
printed in Roman. 

P. 114. Osketelli Abbas is written over ejus, in the MS. & that is my meaning 
in the Note. 

P. 128. 'Tis Alice Porrers in the MS. w ch I follow to a Letter. I do not 
know but Porrers may be the truer Reading. 

P. 133. c. I see no reason as yet why I should change scripsit into edidit or 
imp res sit. 




[1711 : 

P. 134. I know not what is become of the Chronicle of Osney. 

P. 137. at petitionem.] legendum ad proculdubio, inquis amicissime Rawlin- 
sone. Sed at scribitur in Godice nostro, quern religiose sequor. Nec aliter 
in alijs vetustatis monumentis ; eo plane modo quo & haut pro baud habemus. 
Quin & illustriss. Du-Fresnius in Praefatione ad Glossarium Latinum monuit 
at pro ad sibi argumento esse illos codices in quibus occurrit ab Anglis nostris 
scriptos fuisse. Utroque etiam modo legi indicavit Vossius. 

What You observe about my Subscribers I will consider at my leisure. I 
desire you would be pleas'd when you read over my other Volumes to note 
10 down whatever you think amiss. Any Corrections or Queries from you will 
be very acceptable ; and if upon a due Examination I find them really material 
I will note them hereafter in my Review. But whether they prove such or not 
they will be valued by me, and be look'd upon as an undenyable Testimony of 
your Readiness to promote the Designs of Sir, 

Your oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept 11. 1711. T. H. 

The Verses made upon the Duke of Buckingham by the Faction in 
King Charles I 8 * 9 . Time. 

The Rex and Grex are both of a sound, 
20 But Dux doth Rex and Grex confound. 

If Crux and Dux might have his fill 

The Rex and Grex should live at will. 

Three Subsidies then to five should turne, 

And Grex should joy which now doth mourne. 

O Rex thy Grex doth much complaine 

That Dux beares Crux, but Crux not him againe. 

Out of the same MS. (penes D. Rich. Rawlinson e Coll. D. Johannis 
Bapt.) written in y e Reign of K. Ch. I s *. — On the Beadles Wives . . . — A 
Conference betwixt 2 Lovers . . . — On a Young Gentlewoman. . . . — 
30 Christ Church Great Bell call'd Great Tom cast in 1623. 
Sept. 12 (Wed.). To M B . Thomas Allen. 

Reverend Sir, — Yesterday I receiv'd of M r . Whistler the 7 Guineas that 
were order'd in M r . Clements's Bill. 

I desire that you would be pleas'd to signify this, as you have occasion, to the 
Excellent Gentleman that made this present, and at the same time to return 
my hearty Thanks and Acknowledgments. The two Guineas of it that are 
for your Name-sake I am ready to pay either to himself or to any one else 
whom you shall order to receive it. I met your Name-sake accidentally 
yesterday, when he told me I need not trouble myself about the two Books I 
40 mention'd because he was already supply'd, tho' I perceiv'd that one of them 
was not Cluver's but Gordon's Geography, it having been thought by better 
Judges that Gordon would be more proper than Cluver for him. I would 
always have him follow the Direction and Prescription of his Tutor and 
M r . Fayrer and M r . Collins and his other Friends that are suppos'd to under- 
stand these things very well ; but for my part I must sincerely declare to you 
that when I formerly went through a Course of this Study I found more 
benefit and Satisfaction from Cluver than from any other System. I 
mean as he was publish'd by himself, without that Heap of Riffraff Notes 

Sept. 11. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 70). Sends names of the gentlemen 
who have his ten copies of Leland. Will be glad to see vol. v and the remain- 
ing vols. ; and to lend his hearty assistance on any such occasion for the 
promoting of any good thing. 

Sept. 10-12.] VOLUME XXX, PAGES 226-240. 


with which he hath been loaded of late. And if my Direction should be 
thought of any weight or moment I would always advise to read this Author 
(who was the greatest Master of ancient Geography that hath liv'd in these 
last Ages) without any Notes, the Compendium being admirably well fitted, as 
it seems to me, to the Capacities and Understandings of young Men. His 
Method is clear and easy. His Remarks were taken from the best Authors 
and Discoveries. His Judgment was strong, & none of his Notes are light and 
trivial. He was withall a Man of great Plainness, Sincerity, & Integrity, and 
was never byass'd to give a wrong turn to any of the Observations he made 
from the Authors he follow'd. 10 

I have talk'd with Father Cary about the Match you mention. He tells me 
that both the young Woman and her Friends are intirely against it ; not that 
they have any thing to object against the Man (more than his Age, which they 
say they take to be about 40 or 45) but because the Young Woman is not at 
present inclin'd to Marriage. They commend the Man's Understanding, & 
Morals. They look upon him as a good Scholar, as a prudent, wise Man, & 
if there was not such a Disproportion in their Years, & if the Young Woman 
was desirous of Matrimony, they would forward the Match ; but as things are 
they resolve otherwise, and hope they may be sollicited no farther about this 
Matter. 20 
I am, Sir, 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept. 12 th . 1711. Tho : Hearne. 

... A Memorandum sent to me by M r . Harbin. 

In Somner's Life there is mention made of a Volume of English Historians 
ready for the Press in Bp. Fell's time, amongst which was T. Livius's Life of 
Hen. the V th . If that Collection might be had, or a good one might be made, 
no doubt but the Book would sell, and I fancy, encouragem* might be had 
hence. — S r . Rich d . Morysin de rebus gestis Hen. 8. if M r . Hearne knows 
where it may be had if in print, if only in MS. then it might be added to the 3© 
abovemention'd Volume. 

The Sun is sometimes put upon Coyns to denote Providence. — Fla. 
Julius Crispus, Constantini M. ex Minervina filius. Hunc pater Csesarem 
fecit : Eum Fausta Noverca deperibat, & ad libidinem saepius tentabat, 
renuentemque apud Maritum detulit, ilium sibi voluisse vim inferre, cui 
Constantinus fidem habens ad Polam Istriae Crispum interfici jussit. — 
About the old Vows look at ex vot. in Ursatij de Votis Rom. — The 
Lines betw. Goths & Vandals Reinesius p. 278. — On Tuesday, July 24 th . 
1 7 1 1 . D r . Hudson's Lady (being the only Daughter of Sir Rob. Harrison 
of Oxon. K>. a Young Woman of about 26 or 27 Years of Age) was 4° 
brought to bed of a Daughter. They were married about April 1 17 10. 
She had been married before to one M r . Knap, a young Barrister of Law, 
& formerly Commoner of Univ. Coll. who died quickly without any Child 
by her. This Girl was baptis'd on Thursday Aug. 2 d . 171 1. in the 
Church of St. Peter in the East by M r . Josiah Pullen Minister of that 
Place. Godfathers Sir Philip Sydenham & one M r . Barker. Goodmothers 
M rs . Newcomen & M rs . * * * They all stood by Proxies. — . . . 

'Twas on April the 2 d . in 17 10. 

Q 2 


hearne's collections. 

[1711 : 


Sept. 13 (Th.), 1711. Jer. xvi. 7. The Cup of Consolation mention'd 
in Mourning. Thence the Custom of Drinking at Funerals. — Feasting 
there mention'd upon the same Occasion. — Jer. xvn. 1. A Pen 0/ Iron 
mention'd. — 1 1. He that getteth Riches and not by Right, shall leave them 
in the Midst of his Days, and shall be a Fool. In the same Chapter 
a Blessing pronounc'd upon those that Religiously keep the Sabbath, and 
a Curse upon such as prophane it. 

These following Epitaphs communicated to me by Thomas Rawlinson 
10 of the Middle-Temple, Esq. 

In ambulac Hospitij Graiensis. 
Franciscus Bacon eques Auratus Solicitator Generalis Executor Testamenti 
Jeremiae Bettenham nuper Lectoris hujus Hospitij, viri abstemij et contem- 
plativi hanc sedem in memoriam ejusdem Jeremiae extruxit 1618. restau. 1699 


On a Wooden Tablet in the Court of Exchequer. 

Anno milleno quingenteno numerate) 

Ac sexageno 5 tus & esto comes; 
Cum regina sui posuit fundamina fisci 
20 Hoc opus incipiens Elizabetha novum ; 

A 0 , post 5 to . prseclarse hsec fabrica molis 

Exstructa est: Dominse fausta sit Ilia suse: 
Sit bene fausta suis Hseredibus, omine pulcro 

Stet multos annos haec stabilita domus. 

In templo Stratton Ardly. 

Baldwinus Borlasius Armiger ex antiqua I Et illustri Borlasiorum stirpe 
in I Agro Buckingamiensi oriundus, multas et j Varias regiones pervagatus, nee 
tamen | Satiatus, ulteriora et meliora | Spirans et anhelans loea | Tutus, felix, 
volens ad caelos | Evasit a 0 , aetatis xxiv. | Orbe peragrato fessus lassusque 
3 0 quietem j Quam nondum obtinuit jam dabit urna brevis. | Hoc amoris ergo 
monumentum | Posuit D nus . Joannes Borlasius j Baronettus fratris charissimi 
memorise | Sempiternae | A°. mdclxxxxiii. | Excessit e hac vita | io m0 . 
8 vo . (?) I Mensis Julij mdclxxviii. 

Monumentum albi marmoris. 

In Templo de Ano on y e Hill. 

H. S. E. J Rebecca una coheredum | Thomae Chapman de London Gen. | 
Primo nupta Thomae filio et heredi Gulielmi Playters | de Sattorley in 
Comitat. SufF. Baronetti, | E quo nullam suscepit prolem; j deinde nupta 
Ricardo filio & heredi Francisci Lucy, | ex antiqua familia apud Cherlcotte in 
40 Comitat. Warv. | Cui peperit unicum filium Playters Lucy. | Ultimo nupta 
Rowlando Lytton de Knebworth | in Comitat. Hertf. militi, | Cui unicam 
peperit prolem Rebeccam | nuptam Antonio Gary Vicecomiti Falkland ; | Obijt 
Londini Martij xxiii. | A 0 . D™. mdclxxxv. j iEtat. suae lxiv. j Hunc sibi 
sepulturae locum voluit [ Juxta unicum et dilectissimum filium : | Sub eodem 
lapide requiescit | playters | lvcy, | Qui ob oris venustatem, animi can- 
dorem [ Morum suavitatem et singularem pietatem | Triste sui desiderium 
reliquit. | A 0 . D 11 *. mdclxxxiv. | Mens. Jul. xxix. | iEtatis suae xxv. 

Monument, alb. marmor. 

Sept, 13.] 



Captain Richardson Keeper of Newgates Motto to his Escutcheon. 

Se^chrf"' S Mors n0va J' anua vitse - 
Inscriptio Horolog. apud Kensington. 

Disce dies numerare tuos. 1655. 
Over the Council-chamber Guild. Hall. 

Audi alteram partem. 

In templo Ano on y e Hill. 

H. S. E. I Rhoda una coheredum | Thomae Chapman de London 
Gen. I Primo nupta Thomae filio & heredi Edwardi Hussey | de Honington in 10 
Agro Line. Militis et Baronetti,, | Cui peperit duo filios et tres filias, j Thomam 
Hussey Baronettum qui accepit in Uxorem | Saram filiam Johannis Langham 
de London Baronetti, | Gulielmum Hussey de London mercatorem | Qui 
accepit in uxorem Mariam | Filiam Joannis Buckworth de London militis : | 
Rhodam nuptam Joanni Amcotes | de Asthorp in Comitat. Line. Armigero, | 
Janam adhuc virginem, | Et Mariam nuptam Gulielmo Ball | de Mamhead in 
Comitat. Devon. Armigero, | Postea nupta Ferdinand© D n0 . Fairfax | Baroni de 
Cameron cui unicam peperit prolem | Ursulam nuptam Gulielmo filio et heredi | 
Joannis Cartwright Armigeri | D 1 ". hujus Manerij. | Post XL annorum vidui- 
tatem exuvias hie | deposuit 8 bris . XL | A 0 . D ni . mdclxxxvi. | iEtatissuae lxx. 20 

Monument, alb. marmoris. 

Crest Li. or rampant * * * 
Templo S ti . Sepulchri. Columnar innititur. 

Siste quisquis es Lector parumper gaudium | Oculum animum monet hoc 
spectabile exuvium | Ut te esse mortalem memineris. 

H. S. E. I Vir, siquis alius, egregius et venerabilis Dominus Thomas 
Davies | Miles, cujus inviolata in Regem fides, amor erga | Patriam incorruptus, 
mira animi praesentia, et constantia, eruditio | non vulgaris, linguarum atque 
Legum peritia caeterse eximiae dotes | magno illi in rebus gerendis adjumento, 
magnoque post res gestas | Ornamento fuere. In Toga Praetor Cathedram 30 
suis meritis | implevit, in Sago Tribunitiam potestatem cum laude | exercuit. 
In maximo honore quum esset apud omnes | bonos vivus, par sui desiderium 
bonis omnibus mortuus | reliquit. Uxorem duxit Elizabetham Ridges, | Ex 
qua suscepit filios quatuor Thomam, | Joannem, Robertum, Jacobum. | Obijt 
anno | Salutis humanae mdcxxix. aetatis suae | xlviii. dignus longiore vita 
nisi j ad meliorem festinasset. | Apbi, sis Lector, et si potis es Imitare. | (Con- 
jux mcesta | Optimo marito | P.) 

Monumentum albi marmoris. 

j£de Templi parte medij Domus Got. innit. marm. alb. 

iEternae memoriae sacrum | D. Georgij Treby Equitis Aurati J. Cons mi | Qui 40 
Agro Devon oriundus Genus antiquum | Suis virtutibus mirifice illustravit. | 
Medij Templi Alumnus et Socius Jus Municipale Angliae | Ea indole ea 
industria coluit ut palam turn fecerit | Qualis tandem & qui vir siet. | Mactns 
honore Senatorio in inferiore Domo, juris | Patrij et Libertatum P. Anglicani 
usque et usque | Rigidus Vindex. |. Electus (quod dicitur) Recordator Magnae 
Urbis sub Carolo 11°. R. Immunitatum Civicarum & Chartarum | (Etiam 
turn formidabili Lite intentata) | Assertor strenuus Custos tenacissimus. | Sere- 
nissimo Gulielmo III 0 , rerum potienti dictus | Attornatus Gen. ita partes 
Regias tutatus est | Ut Subditorum jura sarta-tecta conserve ret. j Exin summis 
meritis apud eundem R. Capitalis | Justiciarius de Communi Banco consti- 50 
tutus, I In placitis dirimendis Patronorum Causarum Auditor | Patientissimus, 
enodator acutissimus, Diribitor integerrimus, | Pro Tribunali Judex in Causis 
Capitalibus rigorem | Legum, et summum Jus, quantum fas erat, native 

2 3° 


[1711 : 

dementia | Tempcravit. | Par hiscc omnibus vel superior, etiam summo apud 
nos Togae | Fastigio k sagacissimo Principe plus semel destinatus | Nisi ipse 
detrectasset, dubium magis animi vel | Moderatione vel magnitudine. | Inter 
haec ardua et operosa nihil de communi studiorum ratione | Remisit et totam 
fere scientiarum Encyclopaediam devoravit | Acerrimo judicio felicissima me- 
moria | In tanto culmine eadem mens, idem animus, morum | Sanctitas sine 
fuco, sine supercilio comitas, urbanitas | In admissionibus facilis, In convictu 
splendidus, Ipse | Epularum Modiperator et conditor, dulcibus et doctis 
alloquijs | Inter omnia aequalis et apertus Domesticis humanus | Pauperibus 
io munificus beneficus omnibus | His moribus notis omnibus summis infimis cor- 
culum et Deliciae; | Duabus etiam Conjugibus optimis ac opulentis et ex 
utraque | Prole mascula superstite abunde fcelix. | Verum in hac rerum & 
Officiorum mole valetudinarius demum | Et (viridi licet) senecta fractus ipse 
quidem uti Conviva | satur Honorum Dierum Opum Lubens placide fortiter | 
Vita hac caduca excessit B. Immortalitatem Inspirans | Plaudentibus sed 
plorantibus bonis omnibus | Dec. 13 0 . A°. D. M) cc. JEtatis suae 56. | — O 
qualem virum, | Probus, suavis comis ille Trebejus Prudensque Doctusque 

M. S. I Praestantissimi nobilissimique Juvenis Johannis Churchil | Mar- 

20 chionis de Blanford | Illustrissimorum Johannis & Sarae Ducis & Dncissae de 
Marleborough j Filij | Quern summa Parentum nobilitate inter primos clarum, 
virtutibus | fuisse non minus celebrem, corporisque ac animi dotibus paucos | 
habuisse pares, priorem neminem, ex altero latere hujusce marmoris cog- 
nosces. I Desideratissimo huic juveni omnes corporis animique virtutes 
contigere, | quae tarn tenera aetate possunt in unum cadere ; Forma insignis, [ 
absoluta, ad dignitatem & venustatem egregie comparata, | Ingenium felix, 
facile, erectum, acre, vividum mirum & prope | insitum Decori studium; 
singularis morum suavitas, & in maxima j fortuna summa comitas, caeteris 
virtutibus assidua comes verecundia; | ut conciliandae hominum gratiae, & 

30 promerendo amori k natura | totus factus videretur. 

Prima litterarum rudimenta iEtonae posuit per integrum triennium, [ inde in 
Aulam accitus Celsissimi Gulielmi Ducis Glocestriae | Equis praefectus est ut 
cum summae spei Principe aemula virtute | Simul adolesceret. post biennium 
ingens Ille Britannici Imperij | columen si viveret, futurus, immaturo fato 
functus est. | Ipsum illustrissimi Parentes, ne minimum quippiam praeclara I 
indoles neglecta pateretur confestim in recenti omnium luctu, praecipue suo in 
Collegij hujus disciplinam tradidere. j ex illo praecellenti ingenio puer quasi 
nihil aulicum praeter | summam morum elegantiam retineret, ad vitam priori 
nulla non | parte dissimilem raro admodum exemplo se mirifice composuit. | 

4° maturae pietatis testis haec Ecclesia, in qua precibus matutinis | & vespertinis 
assiduus interfuit, Sanctae etiam Eucharistiae quoties | celebrata est semper 
particeps : nec minori fide tempora study's desig|nata servabat. his moribus 
omnium ora atque animos ad se allexit ; | Qui autem propius attingerent, eos, 
quod in luctum multo acerbissimum | jam abijt, voluptate plane incredibili per- 
fudit. Hoc vitae tenore | cum annos duos menses fere sex in optimarum artium 
studijs summa | cum laude collocasset, in eo erat, ut relictis hisce, ad majora | 
capessenda sub auspicijs invicti Patris in Regiones exteras dis|cederet : jamque 
quod dolorem in se maximum impense auget, | omnia illuc unice spectabant, 
cum proli duram rerum humanarum | vicem ! derepente atrocissimo variolarum 

50 genere correptus est ; | quarum cum saeva vi nulla arte resisti potest vegeto 
quamvis | ac valenti semper corpore perpaucos intra dies interijt, | justo ac 
ingenti omnium mcerore, quod tantae spei Juvenis parentibus ) Patriaeque in 
tarn florente aetate tarn acerbo exitu ereptus sit. | Natus Id. Jan. Mr. Christ. 
mdclxxxvi. I Obijt x Kal. Mar. ^Er. X ti . | mdccii. 
In Coll. Regal, apud Cantab. Templo. 
So far out of M r . Rawlinson's Papers. 

Sept. 13-16.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 12-27. 


In Woodstock Church, w ch is a Chapell of Ease to Bladon, is a Grave- 
stone lying in the Chancell just on this side the Rayle, to the Memory 
of one Chamberlayne, as I am told, tho the Name is torn off, & nothing 
remaining but the Ends of some Verses, & the Figures of six Sons & as 
many Daughters. His own Figure & that of his wife (if so be he had 
but one Wife) were also formerly upon the Stone : but the Plates are torne 
off. — The Gallery at y e Entrance into y e Chancell was built in the year 
1678 by the Corporation for the Use of the Mayor & Aldermen. The 
Arms of the Corporation are put before it viz. Gules three Harts Heads 
in chief & a trunck of an Oak under. The Motto ramosa cornua cervi. 10 
In the Body of the Church a Grave Stone with a Brass Plate on w cn this 
Inscription : 

Hie jacet Ricardus Bailly quondam civis & haberdassher | London ac de 
Wodestoke Chapman qui obijt ij°. die Augusti a°. Domini mcccc°.xli°. 
cujus animae propicietur Deus. | 

In the Vestry a Monum* of Black Marble to the Memory of M r . Jer, 
Keyt Bach, of Law of S*. John's Coll. w tn this Inscript : 

Unto the | pious Memory | of Jerome Keyt. Esq. | Batch, of the Civill | Law, 
and sometimes Fellow | of St. John's Colledge in Oxon. | 

Hee is not here : if you would see | Where his Name in honour rests. | 20 

A living Statue to his memorie, | Hee loved God, the poore befrended | 

Goe unto Good, and just Men's Breasts | Death he feared no^ : and so ended | 

Unto whose living Fame his onely | Daughter Elizabeth Say hath j Erected 
this Monument: | Obijt December: (1. Decembris:) 3 0 . anno Domini | 163 1. 
iEtatis suae 71. | 

His Effigies is fix'd on a pillar by with another Inscription in Latin 
much to the same purpose. 

Over the South-Door of the Free-School at Islip : 

D r . Robert South Prebendary | of Saint Peter's Church in | Westminster 
and Rector of | the Parochial Church of | Islip built and endowed | This 30 
Free-School for | poor Children at his own | Proper Costs and Charge | in the 
Year of our Lord | 17 10. | 

In the East Wall of the Chancell of the Church of Islip : 

Here under resteth the Body | Of John Aglionbie D r . of Divinity | Some- 
times Parson of this Towne | And Fellowe of the Queenes Coll. | And 
Principall of Edmund Hall in Oxon | And Chaplaine in ordinary to Queene | 
Elizabeth and King James who departed | This Life the VI. day of Februari 
An°. Domini | 1609. and in the xliiii. Year of his Age. | Here also was 
buried John his Son Aug. xxn. 16 10. An 0 . iEtatis V°. | 

Sept. 16 (Sun.). M r . Collins Schoolmaster of Magd. Coll. Schoole 4° 
tells me y* he knew Aylett Samms, & that he was a very ignorant, silly 
fellow, not at all qualify'd to write the Britannia Antigua illuslrata, w cn 
goes under his Name, but was really written by his Uncle. — To Day one 
M r . Kello, Great-Grandson to Kello that married M r9 . Hesther English, 
was at the Publick-Library. The said M rs . English writ a great many hands 
so neatly and elegantly that she rais'd y e Admiration of all People, & she 
is thought to have been exceeded by no one in that Art. We have 
a Book of her writing in the Bodlejan Archives. It contains the 
Proverbs of Solomon in French. Before it I writ to day a Memorandum, 


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attested by the said M r . Kello the Great-Grandson. — Montfaucon in 
his Palaeographia Graeca tells us of a MS. of Chrysostome written 
by Chrysostome's own Hand now preserv'd in Tuscany. He tells 
us there are about 2000 Greek MSS. in the Vatican, and about as many 
in the King of France's Library. That there are at least 600 Greek MSS. 
at Vienna, &c. He gives us a fragment of an old Greek Scholion upon 
Hesiod, in w cl1 are the Pictures of several of the Instruments for 
Husbandry. The old Venice Edition of Hesiod hath also Pictures, w ch 
have been since represented by Gesner. This Edition of excellent Use, 
10 & much better than other Editions with such Pictures since. 

Sept. 17 (Mon.). To D E . Woodward. 

Honour'd Sir, — I have receiv'd not only the 48s. for the 4 th . Vol. of 
Leland, but your Inscriptions and M r . Dod well's Discourse ; for all which I 
thank you. I have copied all the Inscriptions but that to senecio, which you 
give me leave to keep. The rest I shall return when I send you the V th . 
Volume of Leland. I have not yet consider'd these Inscriptions. I will take 
time for it. I should be glad you would communicate your Thoughts either 
upon that to senecio, or upon any of the rest. 'Tis probable I may hereafter 
publish divers Inscriptions of this nature found in Britain. Then these and 

20 others that shall be sent me will be very proper. But I promise nothing. I 
heartily desire a sight of your Discourse about the London Antiquities. Any 
thing that you do must be excellt^ well perform'd. What Leland had 
observ'd about London is all lost, as several other Parts of his Works are. 
Your observations therefore will be so much the more acceptable. I have 
carefully read over M r . Dodwell's Disc, in which are Abundance of admirable 
Remarks. I think it ought to be printed, and, since you give me leave, I 
design, when Leland is done, to put it to the Press provided I have a Prospect 
of selling such a Number as will bear the Charges of the Impression. I wish 
he had been less tedious in some things. 'Tis what I took occasion to caution 

30 him about when I was inform'd of his undertaking it. But his Learning was 
so diffusive that he could not confine himself. I am, Honour'd Sir, 

Your ever oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Sept. 17. 1711. Tho : Hearne. 

To D B . John Thorpe. 

Sir, — I rec d . your's of the 4 th Instant, with a Bill inclos'd (dated y e day 
after) from M r . Childe for 36 shifts, viz. 32 shifts for the 8 Copies of the 3 d . 
Vol. of Leland and 4s. for one Copy of the 4 th . Vol. I waited immediately 
upon M rs . West. She appointed Saturday last (being the 14 th .) for Payment. 
Accordingly I call'd upon her, but she put me of 'till some time this Week 

40 pretending she could not raise the Money. Toward the latter End of the 
Week I will call again upon her, and I hope I shall not be disappointed a 
second time. I am very sensible of the trouble you have been at about my 
affairs ; and I hope you will have no occasion to think me ungratefull. But I 
must beg leave to tell you that I was something surpris'd to find by your last 
that you design for the future to take only one Copy of each Volume, and 
have therefore order'd Paym* for one Copy only of the IV th . I look'd upon 
your voluntary subscribing for y e I st . 8t II d . vol. (without the least Sollicitation 
from me) as engaging in honour for all the subsequent Volumes. But if you 
think otherwise I must acquiesce. I shall only beg the favour that you would 

50 get me the 7 Copies of the I st , 2 d , & 3 d . Volumes back again, for w ch Money 
shall be return'd forthwith. What you propose about sending Copies to M r . 
Clements & staying 'till he can receive the Money for me I decline. If you 
order any one in Oxford to receive & pay for them they are ready, and 

Sept. 16-19.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 27-37. 


I earnestly desire a Letter forthwith what you are fully resolv'd to do, because 
tho' the List to come at y e End of the V th . Volume be compos'd by the 
Printer yet I will not have it wrought off 'till you shall please to send 
your ultimate Determination to, 

Sir, Your oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Sept. 17. 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

In the 5 th . Vol. I have reprinted my Letter cone, some Antiquities betw. 
Windsor & Oxford, and I have not forgot what you told me about Chilswell. 
'Twill be a new Obligation if you will communicate your Draught of y e Roman 

Sept. 18 (Tu.). D r . Evans of St. John's being to preach last Sunday 
in the Morning at Cairfax before the Mayor, he fail'd and there was 
nothing but Prayers w cJl were read by one of Wadham. — Madam Dacier 
having lately translated Homer's Iliad into French in 3 Volumes 12°. in 
Prose and not in Verse, the same is now translating into English, & 'tis 
to be revis'd & compar'd with the Greek by M r . Johnson schoolmaster 
of Brentford, the same Drunken Johnson I mean who put out two 
Volumes of Sophocles & was lately one of y e Ushers of Eaton. 

Sept. 19 (Wed.). The Picture of Dionysius Hal. in Montfaucon's 
Palaeographia Graeca to be carefully consider'd. especially the Galerus 
upon his Head, & his Shoes, & the Instruments for writing, & the 
method of his writing upon his Knee & not upon a Table, w cl1 method 

Notes by H. (Rawl. 39. 76 a). c Sept. 18. Tuesd. Half an Hour in putting 
up Books in their Places. — Sept. 19. Wedn. Half an Hour in putting up 
Books. — Sept. 20. Thursd. An Hour in putting up, and bringing down, 
Books. — Sept. 24. Mond. Half an Hour putting up Books. — Sept. 25. Tuesd. 
An Hour putting up Books. — Sept. 28. Frid. Half an Hour putting up 
Books. — Octob. 3. Wedn. Half an Hour putting up Books. — Octob. 4. 
Thursd. two Hours chaining & putting up Books, and getting M r . Franke 
admitted to y e Libr. — Octob. 5. Frid. Half an Hour putting up Books. — 
Octob. 6. Saturd. An Hour putting up Books. — Oct. 8. Mond. Two Hours 
putting up, entring & chaining Books. — Oct. 11. Thursd. Half an Hour 
putting up Books. — Oct. 15. An Hour in telling over and modelling y e 
Books. — Oct. 16. Above half Hour in visiting. — Oct. 17. Above an Hour 
visiting. — Oct. 19. Two Hours visiting. — Oct. 20, 22,, 23, 24, 25. An Hour 
and half visiting. — Oct. 26. An Hour visiting. — Oct. 29. two Hours visit- 
ing. — Oct. 30. four Hours and more visiting. — Oct. 31. 2 Hours & more 

Sept. 19. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 81). Has received the copies of 
vol. iv. 'The way of conveyance over the Washes into Lincolnshire is 
very uncertain.' . . . * M r . Fairfaxes conjecture about the Castle in Leedes (as 
you have publish'd it from M r . Dodsworths MS*) is very just, as to the place ; 
the mill hill, but that the Regia villa, or cynings setl was rather at Ossinthorp 
at the opposite side of the town, I hope to make appear in my Topography, 
w ch I would gladly hope to finish this winter y* proposalls for subscriptions 
may be printed in the Spring, when I design (God willing) one tour more for 
London, partly to consult some MSS in the Heralds office (thro y e favour of 
my kind friend M r . Le Neve) & partly to correct the press, at least see how 
it frames, the Copper plates will make it dear, (I fear 20 8 in sheets) that my 
private Circumstances will not suffer me to present to my friends & benefactors, 
I design indeed 5 for the Publick Librarys at Oxford, Cambridge, London 
(Gresham Col : & y e Heralds office) & Leedes, but that to yourself is all I 


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upon the Knee, it seems, was us'd frequently by y e Antients. — From 
a Stone in the Hands of D r . Woodward. VICTORIAE | XV C 

Sent him from the Picts Wall by D r . Cay a learned and Curious 

Sept. 20 (Th.). M r . Urry tells me that he saw a MS. Chaucer in the 
Study of the IA Treasurer Harley, written, he believes, in, or very 
near, the time in which Chaucer liv'd, and that several things of the 
Cooks Tale are in this MS*, that are not in the common Editions. — M r . 

io Prescot, Register of Chester, with whom I din'd at Christ-Church in 
his Son's Chamber two or three days agoe, tells me that M r . Dodwell, 
when a young Man, was a very severe Student, & wholly sequester'd 
himself from the World. That when Fellow and in Possession of 
his Estate he kept himself so close that he seldom went out; that the 
Person that rented his Estate & manag'd it for him us'd to bring him 
Money, Papers, &c. just as he pleas'd, keeping M r . Dodwell in ignorance 
about the true and just Value of the Estate, and that M r . Dodwell 
acquiesc'd in what he alledg'd without troubling himself to examine 
particulars or to question his Veracity. Sometime after, it seems, a 

20 certain Friend of MX Dodwell's acquaints him that the Manager of his 
Affairs did him great Injustice, the Estate being of a far greater Value 
than he accounted for it to M r . Dodwell. This being made clear to M r . 
Dodwell, he reply'd then, says he, / must leave my Fellowship. My Estate 
is more than a Livelyhood, and I cannot in conscience keep a Fellowships 
for w ch I have no want, from one that is poor and upon that account ought 
to have it. Accordingly he did quit his Fellowship, and afterwards liv'd 
upon his Estate. This, M r . Prescot says, (and he added, 'tis what few 
besides knew) is the true reason of M r . Dodwell's resigning his Fellow- 
ship. So M r . Prescot. But I am fully satisfy'd that the most momentous 

30 was his avoyding Holy Orders. 

Sept. 21 (Fri.). To D r . John Thorpe. 

Sir, — Yesterday I rec a the 36s. from M rs . West. I have sent you this Day 
by M rs . Bartlett's Wagon one Copy of the IV th Vol. of Leland, but the Carriage 
is not paid for. 'Tis directed to be left w th M r . Clements. The other seven 

intend to any private friend. ... I know not wheth r the Lett r you have 
honoured with a place & good Cut in your 4 th Vol: be printed at Lond: 
[in Phil. 'Trans.] in this Oxford Edit; you have thro a culpable modesty 
omitted a word that is in my Coppy of y e Lett r vizt, other (pag: vi, lin : 20) 
him, or some other person of Curiosity. If I could allow my self to dissent 
from so great a Judge as you are in these matters, it should be in this, w ch I 
was apt to believe was originally British, w {h whom all acknowledge a great 
Scarcity of Iron & brass, only improved alike in the form & polishing by 
the Romans, (not y* I ever apprehended such a scarcity of metall amongst 
them as is intimated p: xi) but by your arguments I am now better half 
perswaded y* it is Danish, only with this reserve y* it was a mallet for sacrifice 
to their great reputed Deity Thor, not a military Instrum* of a common 
Soldier, for if such batle Axes had been the general arms of the meaner sort, 
'tis probable more of them would have been found.' 

Sept. 19-21.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 37-48. 


Copies of the same Vol. are also ready to be deliver'd to any one you shall 
order to call, and pay, for them. I am, Sir, 

Your most humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept. 21 st . 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 

Since the writing of this I have got M r . Clements to put the Book into his 

This Day Sennight (Friday, Sep. 14 th ) in the Evening the Lady Mary 
Osbourn, (Daughter of the Marquis of Carmarthen) was married to his 
Grace the Duke of Beaufort, this being his Grace's in d . Wife. — M r . 
Prescot of Chester, amongst other Curiosities, hath got the Block on w cl1 10 
the Loyal Earl of Derby was beheaded. 

To Roger Gale Esq/. 

Sir, — I find by your Letter of the 7 th Instant that your Papers should have 
been sent to me by the Coach on Monday last being the 17 th . But I do not 
hear the least tittle of them. Nor do I know how to inquire after them, you 
having not told me in what Friend's Hands they were lodg'd at London. 
When they arrive I will give you Notice, and I will take all possible care to 
make the Alteration in them w ch you mention, and will w th all read y m over 
with that impartiality w ch becomes a Friend. I heartily thank you for your 
Remark about the Inscription in p. 23. of your Antoninus. I had publish'd the 20 
same Inscription in the last Vol. of Livy, it having been communicated to me 
by M r . Thoresby. And I had occasion to mention it in my Letter to M r . 
Thoresby at the End of the i 8t Vol. of Leland ; w ch , I suppose, hath given 
occasion to you of making the Remark. When I print my Review I will 
take notice of it. In the mean time I shall be glad to know from you whether 
Signif. in the same Inscription be cut in the Stone in this manner signif. (as 
you have represented it,) or, (as I have exactly printed it from M r . Thoresby's 
Copy) siGosF. This Querie however trivial it may seem, yet I have known great 
use, (and to good purpose too) made of things of less Consideration by Persons 
of exquisite Skill and Judgment in these Affairs. I am very glad to hear that 3° 
M r . Thoresby is going to print his Topography of Leeds and the adjacent Parts. 
I formerly writ to him upon that Subject, and I freely gave him my opinion 
about the Method he ought to observe, viz. that I thought he should reduce 
his Collections into as short a Cumpace as possible, & y* he should take notice 
only of such Monum ts in Churches as were erected to the Memory of 
Persons really eminent either for Learning, or for Piety and Virtue, or for 
something else that was extraordinary. I would withall have him only just 
mention those Coyns that have been already describ'd and publish'd by Occo 
& others ; but if he hath any that have been found in such Places as he con- 
fines himself to that have not been taken notice of by others in such a Case, I 4° 
think, he should not only give us the Figures of the Coyns but make brief and 
curious Reflections upon y m . And the like I would have observ'd with respect 
to Roman Inscriptions, in the same manner as is done by Reineccius and 
Fabretti. I have read over M r . Dodivell's Discourse upon D r . Woodward's 
Shield. 'Tis very extraordinary, full of true Learning, and is certainly alto- 
gether fit to be publish'd ; & accordingly I am come to a resolution of printing 
it when I have done with Leland. I am, Sir, 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Sept. 21. 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

Sept. 22. T. Allen (Dodington) to H. (Rawl. 14. 8). 'I am newly 
come from Tunbridge Wells and have only time to tell you that I received y rs 
but yesterday; and that I am in pursuit of some Gold & Silver newly come 



[1711 : 

Sept. 23 (Sun.). The first Book that M r . Dodwell publish'd was 
Francis de Sales's Introduction to a Devout Life. It had been printed 
in English before; but M r . Dodwell revis'd it, and alter'd the English, 
& prefix'd an excellent Preface to it. 'Tis very scarce, & I could never 
yet meet with it. M r . Dodwell, sometime before he died, told me of it 
himself, but said he had no Copy of it, nor did he know who had. The 
only one he had he said he had given away, but he could not tell to 
whom. I understand since that 'twas to his Wife, & that she hath it 
now by her. — Two Brass Coyns found in a Cellar at Abington, & com- 
10 municated to me by M r . Rawlinson of St. John's v (i) hadrianvs avg. 
cos in pp Hadriani Cap. R roma sc. Figura Gal. dextr. victoriolam, sin. 
hastam. — (2) antoninvs avg pivs pp trp xviii Antonini Pij Cap. laur. 
Rev. * * * * litterse detritse. Fig. mil. sedens. 

Sept. 24 (Mon.). 'Tis reported that the Author of the Sort of Answer 
against M r . Lesley, just printed at the Theater is M r . Davis \ A.M. and 
Vice-Principal of Hart-Hall. He was formerly of Magd. Coll. & was 
look'd upon to be a pretty good Scholar ; but by this Book he hath be- 
tray'd himself. — Aretin's Porno-didascalus, translated into Latin by 
Barthius, was sold in Ch. Bernard's Auction for 9s. 

20 Sept. 26 (Wed..). Yesterday between three and four of the Clock D r . 
Atterbury Dean of Christ-Church came to Oxford. He was met about 
Shottover Hill by most, if not all, of his own College, and a great Num- 
ber of Towns-People, and thence conducted to the College in a decent 
Manner. — M r . Willis of Bucks tells me that now he designs in good 
earnest to write the Antiquities of Buckinghamshire, and that he hath 
been laying in Materials for it above two Years. He says that M r . W m . 
Wotton who writ Reflexions upon ancient and modern Learning is a very 
debauch'd Man, & that by his Folly he is like to be undone. 

Sept. 27 (Tfet). D r . Bourchier, our Prof, of the Civil-Law, hath a 
30 Brass-Coyn of the Elder Tetricus found in his Grounds near Woodstock. 

to light : the occasion of its being brought thereto was the digging of a Cellar 
near some Antient Abbeys in this Country wh I intend to visit with you when 
y r occasions will give you leave to come this way. I hope to make y r Enemies 
y r Friends in spite of their teeth. ... I am Rector of Marston, but live here 
with my Mother by reason of the good air . . . Continue M r . Jenkins's allow- 
ance & help my namesake to what books you think proper for him.' 

Sept. 23. Jas. "Wright to H. (Rawl. 12. 142). Please send to Mr. 
Clements three copies of vol. iv and four of vol. v of Leland, and ' your Letter 
inclosed in the Packet.' Sends Mr. Bromley's full title for next list of 

Sept. 27. Woodward, to H. (Rawl. 12. 109). The Inscriptions of 
Britain will pass with great advantage through H.'s hands ; will forward the 
inscriptions from Durham sent him by Dr. Pickering and Sir Geo. Wheeler, 
the papers about the antiquity of London, and reflections on the inscription of 
Senecio. H. shall be no loser by publishing Dodwell's Dissertation ; W. would 
be glad to see the sheets, but ' had not leisure and patience enough to read it 

1 He was certainly the Author. May 5. 1733. 

Sept. 23-28.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 49-59. 


'Twas one of those struck in that year when Tetricus submitted himself, 
with his Son, to Aurelian. He lent it to M r . Prescot, who shew'd it me. 

Sept. 28 (Fri.). Yesterday at 10 Clock in the Morning D r . Atterbury 
was install' d Dean, & D r . Smalridge Canon of Christ-Church, and Prayers 
being done a little after eleven of the Clock they were conducted by D r . 
Burton, Sub-Dean, and by the rest of the Canons (all drest in their 
Scarlett) to their respective Lodgings, where having tarried a little time, 
and the Dean having receiv'd at his own Lodgings several Heads of 
Houses & Noble-Men (for all the Heads of Houses and Noble-Men in 
Oxford were invited by him upon this occasion) he went directly to the 10 
College-Hall, where at the Bottom of the Stayers he was complemented 
in a neat, well-penn'd Latin Speech by one of the Under-graduate Stu- 
dents, which he answer'd very briefly. Then he proceeded up the 
Stayers, and at the Top of them he was complemented with another 
Latin Speech by M r . Foulks, the Senior Batchelor Student, which was also 
very neat and elegant, & deliver' d with all becoming Decency. The Dean 
return'd a short Answer, and then went into the Hall, in the Middle of 
w ch he was met and complimented with another Latin Speech by D r . 
Richard Frewin (M.D.) and Rhetoric-Reader in the College. This Speech 
was very elegant. Having just touch'd upon the Excellencies of D r . 20 
Aldrich the late Dean, he declar'd the Happiness of the College in having 
so excellent a Person to succeed that Great Man. He extoli'd D r . Atter- 
bury for his Wisdom, Prudence, Quick-Parts, excellent Learning, & for 
his Zeal and Affection to Religion, the Church of England and the Col- 
lege. The Dean then went up to the Steps at the High-Table, and being 
up he turn'd back and made a very admirable Speech of above a Quarter 
of an Hour long, in w ch he commended D r . Frewin for his elegant 
Speech, and signify'd how unworthy himself was of any one of those 
Praises that had been given him by the D r . & how unfit in all respects he 
was to succeed two so truly great Men as Bp. Fell and D r . Aldrich. He 3° 
spoke at large of both these excellent men, told his Auditors how exem- 
plary they had been for their Religion, Virtue and Learning ; what publick 
Benefactors they had been not only to the College but to the whole Uni- 
versity, & consequently what an inestimable Loss we sustain'd by their 
Deaths. He concluded with a Promise to imitate them, tho' it could not 
be exspected that he should equal them upon any Account. The Speeches 
being ended the Dean sat down in his Chair, and after sometime a noble 
Dinner was brought in at w cl1 was a great Number of Persons. D r . 

wrote in [Dodwell's] difficult hand.' Please tell Dr. Hudson that, according 
to a letter from Gisbert Cuper, Dr. Newton brings a collation of a MS. of 
Josephus. Mr. Morton would be glad of two or three subscriptions to his 
Nat. Hist, of Northamptonshire — \os. and as much on delivery. 

Sept. 28. It. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 6). Hopes the papers are safely 
arrived. H. may depend on the form of the word Signif. in the Ribston 
inscription. Dr. Hickes and the Bp. of Carlisle design to give a recommen- 
dation of Thoresby's book to the public. Fancies that great improvements 
might be made upon his Essay out of Aubrey's Monumenta Britannica, and 
suggests that H. or some gentleman of Oxford might give some account of 
what is most valuable in Aubrey's collections deposited in the Musaeum 



[1711 ; 

Aldrjch treated very splendidly when he was made Dean; but in this 
Point D r . Atterbury much exceeded him. Tis said that this Treat could 
not cost less than between two or three Hundred Pounds. I had the 
Honour (and indeed I look upon it as a signal Mark of Respect) to be 
invited to this Treat by the Dean. And I look upon this Honour as the 
greater because very few Masters of Arts of other Houses were invited 
besides. But laying this aside (w ch 'twould have been vain to have men- 
tion'd, were it not to express my Gratitude) 'tis publickly given out by 
those that were present, (I mean by Strangers, for of such there was a 

10 good Number) that they never saw any Entertainment manag'd with 
more consummate Wisdom, exact Decorum, & true Magnificence. Every 
thing was sumptuous, and yet not the least Intemperance or Irregu- 
larity. The Hall rose about half an Hour after 3 and all Persons 
went to their respective Lodgings. At four the Dean was at Prayers, 
and there was an admirable Anthem, as there had been at the Morning 
Prayers. At 8 Clock (as is usual upon these occasions) little-Tom, (for 
so they call the biggest of the 10 Bells in the Cathedral) rung out 'till 9. 
The Great-Bell (commonly call'd Great-Tom) over the great Gate should 
have rung, if the Motion of it were not very dangerous, (as certain it is, 

20 as they have experienc'd in former times) to the Fabrick in w ch it hangs. 

Sept. 30 (Sun.). Being yesterday at Stanton-Harcourt, I took a view 
of the several Monuments in the Church there, and have put the most 
considerable of them down in the Middle of this Volume. The most 
ancient of them have no Inscriptions. I must consider all of them at my 
Leisure. The Church is a pretty Country Church enough, but wants in 
divers particulars to be repair'd. The Great House w ch belongs to the 
Harcourts I was not in. But the Clark of the Parish and others there 
told me that the Tower of it was formerly us'd for a Garrison. The 
Bells of the Church were all cast within these Hundred Years. — D r . 
3° Langbaine transcrib'd for the Use of M r . Selden a Passage, about the old 
English Custom of Hocking, out of a MS. of John Lawarne (in Bibl. 
Bodl.) qui flor. anno 1448. This Passage I have several times look'd 
upon, and I must consider it again at leisure. 

Oct. 2 (Tu.). On the 13 th of last Month the Curious Spire of the 
Cathedral Church of Chichester was fir'd by Lightning, & very much 

Oct. 3 (Wed.). We have amongst ArchbP. Laud's MSS. a most 
curious Quintus Curtius in French, full of Pictures, most neatly and 
elegantly illuminated. 'Tis a very large Folio, and written upon very 

Sept. 30. T. Allen (Maidstone) to H. (Rawl. 14. 12). 'I have got you 
two or three vols, and an old manuscript, this you will have next week and the 
other when you have occasion for em. pray assist M r . Pricket, if distressd on 
y e account of Heddington w h I hope to see next week and desire M r . Bursar 
Nevil to pay M r . Mapleron of Corpus five Guineas upon sight hereof, out of 
my allowance and let y° later know his pay-master as soon as you receive this 
. . . pray be so kind as to [se]nd me word y e next Post whether there be a 
Kentish [Scholarship vacant at Corpus.' . . 

Oct. 1. Thorpe to H. (Rawl 10. 93). Alternative proposals for dealing 
with his subscribers in respect of vol. iv and subsequent vols, of Leland. 

Sept. 28-Oct. 5.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 59-68. 

fine Vellam. 'Twill be of very great use in an Edition of this Author. — 
D r . Grabe hath lately publisb/d in English in a small 8 vo . An Essay upon 
two Arabick MSS. in the Bodlejan Library, wherein he proves against 
M r . Whiston that the Arabick Constitutions are not really the ancient 
Apostolical Constitutions, but that they are the Clementine Constitutions. 
In this Book he was much assisted by MX Gagnier the French Refugee. 
'Tis already answer'd by Whiston. D r . Grabe's Book was pr. at y e 

Oct. 5 (Fri.). In Bisham Church in Berks near Great Marlow. 
Communicated to me by that Excellent Botanist, the learned M r . Richard 
Dyer, A. M. and Fellow of Oriel College. 

Elizabetha Hob^ea conjunx ad Thomam Hob^eum equitem maritum. 

O dulcis conjunx animas pars maxima nostrae, 

Cujus erat vitas vita medulla meae : 
Cur ita conjunctos divellunt invida fata, 

Cur ego sum viduo sola relicta thoro? 
Anglia foelices, foelices Gallia vidit, 

Per mare per terras noster abivit amor. 
Par fortunatum fuimus, dum viximus una: 

Corpus erat duplex, spiritus unus erat. 
Sed nihil in terris durat charissime conjunx, 

Tu mini tu testis flebilis esse potes. 
Dum patriae servis, dum publica commoda tractas, 

Oceidis ignota triste cadaver humo. 
Et miseri nati flammis febrilibus ardent : 

Quid facerem tantis heu mihi mersa malis? 
Infcelix conjunx infcelix mater oberro, 

Te vir adempte fleo, vos mea membra fleo. 
Exeo funestis terris, hinc rapto cadaver 

Conjugis, hinc prolis languida membra traho. 
Sic uterum gestans, redeo terraque marique 

In patriam, luctu perdita, mortis amans. 
Chare mihi conjunx et prsestantissime Thoma 

Cujus erat rectum, et nobile quicquid erat. 
Elizabetha tibi quondam gratissima sponsa 

Haec lachrymis refert verba referta pijs. 
Non potui prohibere mori, sed mortua membra 

Quo potero faciam semper honore coli. 
Tu Deus aut similem Thomae mihi redde maritum, 

Aut reddant Thomas me mea fata viro. 

Elizabetha Hob^ea soror ad Philippum Hob^eum equitem fratrem. 

Tuque tuae stirpis non gloria parva Philippe, 

Cujus erat virtus maxima nota foras : 
Itala quern Tellus norat, Germania norat, 

Qui patriae tuleras commoda magna tuae : 
Tuque meo Thoma frater dignissime fratre, 

Mens quibus una fait, sensus et unus erat : 
Tu michi tu Thomam voluisti jungere fratrem, 

Judicioque tuo sum tibi facta soror. 
Sic ego conjugium, sic omnem debeo prolem, 

Cuncta michi dederas, haec tribuenda duo. 
Reddere quid possum, suspiria vana recusas, 

Praeteritoque malo sera querela venit. 
Foelices animae, cceli vos Regia cepit, 

Mortua nunc capiet corpora funus idem. 


[1711 : 

Et soror et conjunx vobis commune sepulchrum 

Et michi composui, cum mea fata ferent. 
Quod licuit feci, vellem michi plura licere, 

Sed tamen officijs quzeso faveto pijs. 

Jamque vale conjunx semper mea maxima cura, 

Tuque Philippe michi cura secunda vale. 
Non ero vobiscum donee me fata vocabunt, 

Tunc cineres vestros consociabo meis. 
Sic, o sic junctos melius nos busta tenebunt, 

Quam mea me solam tristia tecta tenent. 

Elizabtjle Hobe^s matris in obitum duarum filiarum Elizabeths 
et Anns Epicsdion. 

Elizabetha jaces (eheu) mea viscera fato 

Vix dum maturo virgo tenella jaces: 
Chara mihi quondam vixisti filia matri, 

Chara Deo posthac filia vive patri. 
Mors tua crudelis, multo crudelius illud 

Quod cecidit tecum junior Anna soror. 
Anna patris matrisque decus post fata sororis, 

Post matris luctus aurea virgo jaces. 
Una parens pater unus erat, mors una duabus, 

Et lapis hie unus corpora bina tegit. 
Sic volui mater tumulo sociarier uno 

Uno quas utero lseta gemensque tuli. 

Hesterna die in Bibliothecam Bodlejanam admissus erat D us . Franke 
Cantabrigiensis, Collegij SS. & individual Trinitatis socius. Macrobium 
edere constituit; atque hunc in finem codices nostros MSS. cum libris 
editis conferre visum est. Cantabrigise Macrobij codicem adservari prae- 
stantissimum ait, nostris nempe longe meliorem, pluribusque in locis 
ejusdem ope textum emendari & restitui posse asserit. Sed ne vanus hsec 
dicat Frankius valde metuo. Ut opus hoc qualecumque aggrediatur 
monuit Bentlejus, cujus Horatij Editio nunc pene absoluta est. Hanc 
diu exspectarunt viri docti. Quid in textu emaculando atque illustrando 
praestiterit Bentlejus non constat. Vir certe est eruditus; sed super- 
bus, aliorumque hominum (doctiorum sane pariter atque digniorum) 

Oct. 6 (Sat.). On Monday last died the Right Reverend and truly 
conscientious D r . Sheridan the depriv'd Bp. of Kilmore in Ireland l . 

Oct. 8 (Mon.). To Roger Gale, Esq. at Scruton near North- Allerton in 

Sir, — I hear nothing yet of your Papers, which I design to publish in the 
VI th Volume of Leland (provided they come time enough) which is now pretty 
far advane'd. I shall send Copies of the V th Volume to D r . Woodward to 
morrow, who will take care, as usual, to supply you by the first opportunity. 
I am very well satisfy'd with w* you write about the Inscription at Ribston ; 
and I thank you for the Information. I am very glad that M r . Thoresby's 
Book will come recommended by so good Judges as the Bp. of Carlisle and D r . 
Hickes. 'Twill be more proper for the Keeper of the Museum Ashmoleanum 
than for me to give an Account of M r . Aubrey's Monumenta Britannica ; tho* 
if it continue to be neglected 'tis likely (if my other Affairs will afford leisure) 
that I may carefully examin them my self at some time or other. I hear that 

1 in the 76 th Year of his Age. 

Oct. 5-9.] 



M r . Moreton's Natural History of Northamptonshire is now printing at London. 
I hope he will not forget to give an Account also of the most considerable 
Antiquities of the same County, and particularly I could wish that accurate 
Draughts were printed in his Book of my Lord Lempster's ancient Marble 
Statues, with short Remarks by way of Explication of them. A Gentleman of 
Cambridge (viz. M r . Francke, one of the Fellows of Trinity-College) is now in 
Oxford on purpose to compare our MSS. of Macrobius in order to a new 
Edition of that Author. He says he either hath writ, or else designs to write 
to you, about what you have upon the same Author in your Hands. I am glad 
to hear by him that D r . Bently's Horace is like to appear very speedily; tho' 10 
I cannot forbear thinking that the D r . would have done more real service to 
the Publick, and have deriv'd more credit and reputation upon himself, by 
publishing some sacred Author that was either never yet printed or else is 
grown very scarce. At least he might have pitch'd upon a Prophane Author 
that wants a new Edition, and needs correction. But after all I shall be 
extreme glad to see the Edition ; because he is certainly an excellent Critick, 
and I am highly sensible that he will have a great Number of curious & learned 
Remarks and Observations upon other Authors. 

I am, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxoii. Octob. 8 th . 1711. Tho: Hearne. 2 o 

To M r . Thomas Seargeant of the Tower. 

Sir, — Some time since I received your Copy of the Earl of Surry's Poems. 
I find it in several Places more correct than ours ; but where there appear'd 
any Faults I have mended them with a Pen by the help of the MSS. Notes in 
our's, and the Book is ready to be sent to you as soon as you give directions 
about it. I hear there is a Woman living not far from the Tower 140 Years 
old. I should be glad to know the Truth of this, and desire that you would 
write me a Word or two about it as soon as possibly you can. The reason of 
my Inquiry you shall know hereafter. 

I am, Sir, Your very humble serv*. 30 

Oxon. Octob. 8 th . 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

I send Copies of the 5 th Vol. of Leland to D r . W'oodward tomorrow. 

Oct. 9 (Tu.). To the Rev. M r . Bedford. 

Reverend Sir, — I have this Day sent you six Copies 1 of the V th Volume of 
Leland's Itinerary, one of w ch I desire you to accept for your self. The other 
five (at four shillings per copy) are for the Dean of W. (to whom pray be 
pleas'd to give my most humble service), M r . Campbell, Coll. Finch, M r . 
Baker and M r . Hawes. The two for my LA Weymouth and M r . Harbin have 
been rec d and paid for here by M r . Urry of Christ-Church. I must put an 
Advertisement in the Courant (as usual) and I desire you would take that 40 
trouble upon you, according to the following Note, & pay 2s. 6d. for it out of 
the Money you are to return for the Books, which will be an additional favour 
shewn to, Sir, Your most oblig'd humble servant 

Oxon. Octob. 9. 171 1. Tho : Hearne. 


Just printed at the Theater in Oxford & ready to be deliver'd to Subscribers. 
The Itinerary of John Leland the Antiquary. Vol. the Fifth. Publish'd from the 

Oct. 9. H. to Jas. Wright. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 74.) Has sent to Mr. 
Clements, by the Widow Badcock's Waggon, three copies of vol. iv and four 
of vol v, amounting to 28J. in all. 

vol. III. 

1 The Car. p d . 



[1711 : 

Original MS. in the Bodlejan Library By Thomas Hearne, M.A., of Edm. Hall. To 
\v ch is prefix'd M r . W. Vallans's Account of several Parts of Hartford-shire. And at 
the End is subjoyn'd A Letter concerning some Antiquities between Windsor and 
Oxford. 8 V0 . N.B. There are only one hundred and twenty Copies of this Book 

To M r . James Wright. 

Sir, — 1 I have sent you this Day by the Widow Badcock's Wagon 3 Copies 
of the fourth, and 4 of the V th Vol. of Leland, which at 4s. per Copie come to 
28s. w ch you may be pleas'd to return as soon as possible. The Carriage is 
10 paid for, and they are directed to be left with M r . Clements. The sixth 
Volume is pretty far advanc'd. 

I am, Sir, Your most humble serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 9. 17 1 1. T. H. 

To D r . Sloane. 

Honour'd Sir, — I have sent this Day ten Copies for you of the V th Vol. of 
Leland. Two of them are of the better Paper. Be pleas'd to desire M r . 
Clements to order his Father to pay me (42s.) for them per first. I have paid 
the Carriage, & they are directed to be left for you at M r . Clements's in S*. 
Paul's Church- Yard. The VI th Vol. is pretty far advanc'd, and I hope to have 
20 finish'd it by Christmass, if not before. 

I am, Hon rd Sir, Your ever oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 9. 17 1 1. Tho: Hearne. 

To D r . John Woodward. 

Hon rd Sir, — I have this Day sent you by y e Wagon 1 2 Copies of the V th 
Vol. of Leland. The car. is p d . M r . Fisher will call upon you for the Money, 
w ch is 48s. The VI th Vol. is pretty far advanc'd. I forgot to put up your 
Inscriptions in the Parcell, so must desire you would be pleas'd to stay a little 
longer for them. D r . Hudson's service. He hath rec d the Collations of the 
Florentine MS. of Josephus. I have mention'd M r . Moreton's Nat. History of 
30 Northamptonshire to two or three Friends, who desire to see a Specimen and 
the Proposals. I must stay 'till Leland is quite finish'd before I put M r . 
Dodwell's Discourse to the Press. 

I am, with all imaginable Respect, 

Worthy Sir, Your ever oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 9. 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 

Oct. 10 (Wed.). Yesterday at one Clock was a Convocation, when the 
Vice-Chancellor, D r . Brathwayt, Warden of New-College, was continu'd 
in his Office for another Year. — M r . Whiston's Answer to, or rather 
Remarks (for so he calls it) upon D r . Grabe's Essay is short, but hand- 
40 somely writ, and tho' he be certainly in the wrong (for no good and wise 
Man thinks otherwise) yet the best Judges are of opinion that he is much 
to hard for D r . Grabe, who is a very heavy (and indeed but an injudicious) 
Writer, and has not studied the Depths of Divinity as he ought to have 
done before he pretended to write against this bold Author. Certainly 
'tis a great Reproach upon the Universities & upon our Clergy to suffer 
a Forreigner, & a Lutheran too, to engage in this Undertaking, and not 
to pitch upon one or more of their own Bodies to do it, who would 
perform it more to the Reputation of the Church in general, & in par- 
ticular to y e Church of England. 

1 This Letter not sent; but another instead of it. See Octob. 11. 

Oct. 9-12.] 



Oct. 11 (Th.). To M B . 1 Wright. 

Sir, — On Tuesday last I sent you by the Widow Badcock's Wagon 3 Copies 
of the 4 th , and 4 Copies of the 5 th , Volume of Leland's Itinerary. I paid the 
Carriage for them, and directed them to be left for you at M r . Clements's, but 
forgot to put a Letter into the Parcell as you directed me. You may be 
pleas'd to return the Money (28s.) as soon as you can, and to send me notice 
whenever 'tis paid in London. The sixth Volume is pretty far advanc'd and I 
hope will be finish'd by Christmass, if not before. My List of Subscribers was 
printed off before I receiv'd your Correction of M 1 '. Bromley's Title ; but I 
will remember it in the next Volume. I am, Sir, 

Your most humble serv*. 

Oxon. Oct. xi. 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

M r . Franke of Cambridge tells me that M r . Wasse (who put out the 
large 4 to . Ed. of Sallust, full of riff-raff Notes) is about printing Diodorus 
Siculus in Holland. This M r . Franke collated 3 MSS. of Horace for Dr. 
Bentley in Vossius's Library when he was at Leyden about 3 Years agoe. 
He seems mightily to admire D r . Bentley; I know not for w* reason, 
unless for his Moroseness and Pride, and Boldness in correcting Authors, 
when there is no occasion for correction. 

Oct. 12 (Fri.). Yesterday Duke Hamilton and his Dutchess came to 
the Bodlejan Library, and staid there something more than a Quarter of 
an Hour. They both seem'd well enough pleas'd, and the Duke was 
very pleasant upon several particulars, and inquir'd into some things, \v c h 
shews him to be a Man of some Curiosity. He seems to be a Man of a 
Sprightly, brisk Temper, to be very free and open in his Conversation, to 
have a great Sense of the Mischiefs brought upon the Nation by the 
Rebellion, and to have some tast of Learning, but to have but little 

Oct. 11. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 71). Has received and paid for the 10 
Lelands. Please send for the future eleven, omitting the Earl of Chesterfield 
on Dr. Thorpe's list. 

Tho. Sergeant to H. (Rawl. 9. 61). 'As soon as I came to Town, w ch 
was yesterday, I went to enquire ab* that Ancient Woman you mention. I 
found her in Merchant Taylor's Alms house near Little Tower hill, where she 
has liv'd these four years. She told me, her maiden Name was Jane Scrim- 
shaw; y* she was the Daughter of Thomas Scrimshaw Woolstapler & born 
in the parish of S\ Mary Le Bow, London, on the 3 d of Aprill 1584. so y* she's 
now in the 127 th year of her Age. She's very harty & likely to live much 
longer.' Thanks for correcting his copy of the Earl of Surrey's poems ; please 
send it by the Oxford coachman. Asks for a stamp from the plate of Sir Thos. 
Wyatt, done by H. for vol. ii of Leland, for a collection he has been some 
time making of the heads of illustrious men. 

c. Oct. 11 [n. y.~\. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 25). Thanks for 6 copies of 
Leland [vol. v. ?] ; has put the advt. into the printer's hands. Mr. Campbell 
was gone for Scotland before B. received vol. iv ; when he comes he shall have 
both vols, together. Hickes in very good health again: sorry Mr. Chol- 
mondeley has been ill. 

Oct. 12. It. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 3 a). Greatly surprised to learn from 
his brother, on the return of the latter from Bath, that the Essay had not 
come to his lodgings, and that the carrier denied he had anything for him. 
Cannot at present retrieve it. Sends regrets and excuses. 

K 2 



[1711 : 

Generosity. His Lady's Name is Gerard. M r . Fairfax of X*. Church 
(an ingenious Gentleman) is something related to her. 

Oct. 13 (Sat.). To M B . Needham of Cambridge. 

Reverend Sir, — I take this opportunity of sending you a List of as many 
of our Oxford Livings as I have been able to procure. 'Tis with some 
Difficulty that I have obtain'd them. I have writ them down just as they 
were deliver'd into me. If I can get y e rest you shall have them sent in some 
time. I am very glad your Work of Theophrastus is in such forwardness. 
M r . Thwaites is in a Consumption, and we fear y* he will not recover. 
10 I am, S r , 

Your most humble serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 13. 1711. T. H. 

Oct. 14 (Sun.). On Thursday last D r . Snape was chosen Head- 
Master of Eaton-School in the room of M r . Newborough who resign'd. — 
On Wednesday last the L d . Craven died suddenly, and is succeeded in 
Honour and Estate by his Son William, of about eleven Years of Age. 
Oct. 15 (Mon.). To M E . Cherry of Shottesbrooke. 
Honour'd Sir, — I have sent you by the Windsor Carrier five Copies of 
the V th . Vol. of Leland, one of the better Paper a Present to your self, 

20 and one of the ordinary Paper a Present (with my humble service) to 
M rs . Dodwell. The other 3 (at 4s. per Copy) be pleas'd to dispose of as you 
did formerly. Tho' M r . Crabb's Illness (w ch still continues) hinder'd me from 
coming over at the time I fix'd, yet I shall now be with you very speedily. I 
hope there is no Inconvenience in the Delay. M r . Parker gives his humble 
service to you & M r . Brokesby. If M r . Brokesby be now with you he desires 
that he would be pleas'd to signify the same to him in a Line or two ; because 
he hath a great desire of coming to Shottesbrooke to concert some Matters 
with him. I perceive some People (you may easily guess what sort they are) 
are alarm'd at some things in my Letter about the Shottesbrooke Antiquities. 

3° But Truth must prevail. 'Tis that I have endeavour'd to follow in every 
Instance. If you observe any Mistake be pleas'd to let me know it that 
I may rectify it in my Review. I have made particular mention of your 
deceas'd Kinsman. I am oblig'd more to you and your Family than to all the 
World beside. And I thought 'twould be some Mark of Gratitude to give a 
just Character of this Young Gent. I say just, because I am not sensible that 
I have said any thing of him but what he deserv'd. His Parts were but slow, 
and there was no great Sign of very sensible Improvements till about two or 
three Years before his Death. Then I observ'd from his Letters, & some 
other Passages divers Indications of a good, sound Judgment. His Probity. & 

4° Integrity none can deny. But I must break off, & refer other things to 
our Meeting. In the mean time with my humble service to M r . Brokesby. 

I am, Hon rd . Sir, 

Your ever oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 15. 171 1. T. H. 

Oct. 15. H. to Cherry (Rawl. 36. 43). Has sent five copies of Leland 
vol. v. In spite of Mr. Crabb's illness, which still continues, hopes to be at 
Shottesbrooke very speedily. Mr. Parker wishes to come to S. to concert 
some matters with Mr. Brokesby. Perceives some people are alarmed at some 
things in H.'s letter about the Shottesbrooke antiquities. 1 1 have made 
particular mention of your deceas'd Kinsman. I am oblig'd more to you and 
your Family than to all y e World beside. And I thought 'twould be some 
Mark of Gratitude to give a just Character of this young Gent. I say just, 
because I am not sensible that I have said anything of him but what he 

Oct, 12-17.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 87-97. 245 

To D K . Thorpe. 

Sir, — To Morrow I shall send you by the Widow Badcock's Wagon 7 
Copies of the 4 th , and 8 Copies of the 5 th Volume of Leland's Itinerary. 
I shall pay the Carriage, and direct them to be left for you at M r . Clements's. 
D r . Sloane tells me he hath agreed with you for two of them, viz. those 
two that were for the Earl of Chesterfield who, it seems, hath parted with the 
iii first Volumes to the D r . Be pleas'd to let the D r . have them per first, and 
to return me the Money for all at the time you specify in your Letter. 

I am, Sir, 

Your oblig'd humble serv*. 1 
Oxon. Octob. 15. 1711. Tho: Hearne. 

Oct. 17 (Wed.). Yesterday in the Evening I had some private Dis- 
course with y e Reverend M r . Francis Giffard, who was originally of the 
University of Cambridge, where in Queen's College he took y e Degree 
of Master of Arts, being two Years standing when King Charles the 
First was beheaded. He was born in Nov. 163 1. and continued in 
Queen's College all the time of those publick Disorders & Troubles, 
which College was then very full. Afterwards this Gentleman enter'd 
into Holy Orders and was incorporated M.A. with us at Oxford on 
Nov. 19. 1660. at which time he study'd with us frequently in the 2 
Bodlejan Library. He hath been three times Convocation-Man, and 
at the late Revolution was possess'd of a Parsonage in Wiltshire (Having 
been before a Minister in Northamptonshire) worth about four-score 
Pounds per annum, which he was at length turn'd out off upon account 
of his refusing to take the Abjuration Oath. This Gentleman (who is 
a right worthy Person, & endow'd with good Learning, & is now resident 
in Oxford, and often visits the Publick Library) was well acquainted 
with the learned M r . Jer. Stephens, who assisted S r . Hen. Spelman in 
putting out the Councils, and he hath now by him a great Number of 
Manuscript Papers written by S r . Hen. Spelman & y e s d . M r , Stephens. 3 
M r . Giffard hath got by him likewise an old Latin MS. of Josephus's 
Antiquities of the Jews (written, as he finds by a Note in it, about 
600 Years agoe) & one of Geffry of Monmouth, & some other Curious 

deserv'd. His Parts were but slow, and there was no great Sign of very 
sensible Improvements 'till about two or three Years before his Death. Then 
I observ'd from his Letters and some other Passages divers Indications of a 
good, sound Judgment. His Probity and Integrity none can deny.' . . . 

Oct. 16. Sam. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 44). His brother's parcel has at last 
come to light, and will be forwarded by to-morrow's coach to Mr. Clements 
of Oxford. Thanks for H.'s editions of Alfred and Leland ; would esteem it a 
particular favour to be further acquainted with Mr. Hearne. 

Oct. 17. Thorpe toH. (Rawl. 10. 94). [Earlier part printed: Letters 
from the Bodleian i. 215 sqq.]. ' In Leland's Itin. Vol. iv. Part I. fol. 60. pag. 27. 
Hn. ult. Gamage of Corte, perhaps may be Gamoge ofCoite, as is afterwards in 
fol. 71. pag. 36. The Earls of Leicester quarter the Arms of this Gamage of 
Coite (which are, Ar. 6 Lozenges conjoyned in Bend. Gu. in a Cheif Az. 3 
scollops Or.) by marrying the Heiress of that Fami'y : As I find by this 
Inscription, in Glass, in the Eastern Window of the South Isle of the Chancell 
of Penshurst Church in Kent : The Lady Barbara Countess of Leicester 
Vicontes Lisle Baroness Sidney of Penshurst and Lady of Coyty Wife to S r 
Robert Sidney K* of y e Garter & Earle of Leicester &c. & only daughter of 


Things. This is the same M r . Giffard that publish'd a Sermon at 
London in 1681. 4 to . intitled, The wicked Petition: or, Israel's Sinfulness 
in asking a King, explained in a Serm. at the Assizes held at North- 
ampton, first of March 1680. This Sermon was very seasonably 
deliver'd, (the King being then tired out by factious People with 
Petitions relating to Parliaments) and is the only thing that M r . Giffard 
hath printed, as he hath inform'd me himself. He was desir'd to print 
it by the Sheriff, and the King was so well pleas'd with it that he sent 
word that the Author should have of him whatever he would please 
10 to ask. But M r . Giffard did not think fit (he being a Modest Man) 
to ask for any thing. A great many People were exasperated at it, 
and he exspected to have been a great Sufferer for it. He had two 
Sons of Magd. Hall both Masters of Arts (viz. M r . Char. Giffard and 
M r . John Giffard) one of w cn is now living. 

John Gamage Lo r : of Coyty in Glamorganshire & sole heire to y* ancient 
familie & possessions w ch she hath brought to her husband and children. Sir 
* * * Atkins will speedily publish the History and Antiquities of Glocestershire ; 
which was begun by D r . Ri. Parsons, LL.D. Chancellor of Glocester, and 
sometime Fellow of New College, Oxon. deceased. M r . Morton is now in 
London, printing his Natural Hist, of Northamptonshire. It will be finished 
about Midsummer next. D r . Harris is busie in collecting Money and 
Materials of the Natural and Civil History of Kent.' Will willingly send for 
H.'s private use and information such memoirs of things and persons and other 
occurrences as he accidentally meets with. 

Oct. 18. A. Francke (Trin. Coll. Cam.) to H. (Rawl. 13. 3). 1 In 
obedience to your commands I have looked out the MS. of Tully in our 
Library You enquired after ; it contains only De amicitia, Senectute, & the 
Paradoxa, which I will very willingly collate & send You, if you send me 
word what edition You would have me compare it with. The Leland is, as I 
had told You, in D r . Tanner's hands, & has been so a long time, when it is 
returned, you shall have notice of it. The MS. Macrobius of our own College 
Library has onely y e Somnium Scipionis, & is very fair & of a considerable 
age. I expect the use of y e Bennet College MS. of y e Saturnalia, & that of y e 
Queens at London ; so that if D r . Hudson will send any remarks of his own, 
they shall be very thankfully owned. As for your Your own, as you have been so 
good as to promise me your assisting hand in collating the two remaining MSS. 
I shall expect 'em along with y e various readings. The two MSS I collated 
were N°. 26. Sup. Selden. & NE D. 39. so that there remayns the large folio, 
& that other you seemed to think one of good note. D r . Bernard's book is 
collated to the 15 Cap. Lib. 1. Saturn, so that a quarter of a sheet of paper 
will hold y e rest. I should be very much ashamed to put you to so much 
trouble in collating them if it was not absolutely necessary to be done, & 
absolutely impossible for me to do myself. I shall ever acknowledge the 
favour, & be very willing upon any occasion to return it the same way. M r . 
Needham returns you many thanks for your favour, & begs you would with 
his very humble service wayt upon D r . Potter, & prevayl upon him to give you 
those of X st Church. For my own part, the favours I received from D r . 
Hudson & yourself while at Oxford have made so deep an impression upon me, 
as well as the natural charms of y e place, that I have almost lost my relish for 
Cambridge, & shall never for y e future if I have an opportunity of going there 
be easy if I do not make use of it ; an odd return to your civility, to make so 
troublesome an use of it ; but tis what by your Excess You have made 
necessary to me, & consequently cannot but be pardonable in one who has so 
many good wishes for y r success and prosperity,' &c. ... 4 1 beg You would be 

Oct. 17-21.] 



Oct. 19 (Fri.). To D R . Sloane. 

Honourd Sir, — I heartily thank you for your quick Return of the 42s. for 
the 5 th . Vol. of Leland, w ch M r . Clements paid me on Tuesday last. I have 
writ to D r . Thorpe about the Copy of the E. of Chesterfield w ch you mention, 
and, I suppose, before this time he hath deliver'd you the IV th and V th Volume, 
which I sent up to him the same Day I rec d . the 42 Shillings. The VI th Vol. 
goes on apace. The Compositor will be . ready for the Appendix to it next 
Week. I am glad to hear M r . Moreton's Nat. Hist, of Northampt. Shire is 
pretty far advanc'd in the Press. I hope he will also take care about the 
most considerable Antiquities in that County. I am, Sir, 10 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Oct. 19. 171 1. Tho: H. 

Oct. 20 (Sat.). In Line. Coll. Libr. E. 47. 1. A MS. of Macrobius 
in Somn. Scipionis, with other Things. The last thing is Epistola 
Bernicij Lincollnensis ad Magistrum Gylebertum de Sempingaham, 
(1. Sempringham) w ch Bernicius, I think, is not accounted for in Bale 
&c. q. ? 

Oct. 21 (Sun.). On Thursday Night last died M r . Thomas Rogers 
(after a long, lingring Distemper) one of our inferior or Yeomen- 
1 Beadles, and Yesterday in a Convocation at two Clock in the Afternoon 20 
one Mr. 2 Rawlins, one of the Singing Men of Christ- Church was elected 
into his Room by a great Majority of Voices. Several put up for this 
Place, but all desisted before the Tryal came on but John Pricket, the 
impudent old Butler of University-College, who had but 25 Votes, and 
one Whistler (the Virger of the University, a young forward Fellow) 
who had above an hundred, but some of them bad Votes. — In Stanton 

as speedy as You can in the collation, that wee may settle that text as soon as 

Oct. 20. Sloane to H. (RawL 9. 72). Has received the two additional 
copies by Dr. Thorpe's order. Please send Mr. Aston the Index from the 
letter C, which is wanting in his copy. Mr. Laughton has received vol. i, and 
wants subsequent vols. 

Woodward to H. (Rawl. 18. 6). Has received 12 exemplars of Leland 
vol. v, and paid 48s. Will send Mr. Morton's Proposals. Asks for a 
syllabus of the heads of Dodwell de Clypeo by the next post. 1 The Urns I 
promisd y u an Account of were found in a Close, in M r . Harvey's Estate, at 
North-Elmham, in Norfolk. For 6 Acres in Extent, they found them 
wherever they digd. They were of different Sizes, & Shapes. I have 
received seaven that vary in both those Respects : & expect several more. 
There were Ashes & Cinders of burnt Bones in each : & some had in them 
likewise other Things. I observed particularly Fibulae, Brass- Rings, 
Tweezers both of Brass & Iron, a Whetstone, Pieces of Glass, Beads of Glass, 
others of Ivory, as also a small Comb or two of y e Size & Form expressed 
below.' Will send a copy transcribed by his servant of the MS. about the 
Antiquities of London. 

Oct. 21. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 7). Hopes H. has received the long- 
lost papers from his brother. Sends corrections of a few misprints in Leland. 
'No doubt but D r . Bentleys Horace will be a surprising performance, for 
besides the great pains and abilitys of the Editor, he has spared no cost, 
having spent no lesse than 8oo**, as I was told by one the D r . spoke it to, in 

1 He was Yeoman Beadle of Law. 

3 Will™. 

2 4 8 


[1711 : 

Harcourt Church, in a Chapell on the South Side of the Chancell, w ch 
Chapell belongs to the Harcourts is the figure in Alabaster at full length, 
without any Inscription of one of the Harcourts I suppose, with a Collar 
of SS. about his Neck. The Monument rais'd as usual at some Distance 
from the Ground. — A Curious Monum* under the East Window of 
the said Chapell, with the Busts of the Father & Mother of the present 
Lord Keeper. His Father hath no Inscription, but over the Head of his 
Mother (who appears by the Figure to have been a beautifull Lady) is put : 
Anna Harcourt | Obijt | Annosalutis | Aug. 24. | 1664. | iEtatis | suae | 19. | 
10 Underneath : 

Memoriae sacrum | Hon m8B . Heroinae Dominae Annae Harcourt | Hinc ex 
illustri Finchiorum Comitum de Winchelsey, | Illinc ex equestri Walleriorum 
stirpe oriundae, | Uxoris Domini Philippi Harcourt Equitis Aurati, | Quern 
quidem pulcherrimo Haerede parentem fecit: | Verum annos aetatis vixdum 
vigenos habentem, | Animi tamen dotibus annos antevertentem, | superveniente 
febri funestissima Apoplexi terris (heu praepropero fato) ereptam coelum sibi | 
maturam vendicavit : Conjugi charissimae, | Ac fceminae vere lectissimae, pietate, 
modestia, | magnificentia, ingenio, nec-non formae morumque | Suavitate nulli 
plane secundae Mvr)^6<rwov | isthoc amoris ergo haud intermorituri | Nec ullo 
.20 marmore exaequandi Maritus mcestus P. 

Their Figures are Alabaster, and underneath the Figure of Sir Philip 
is left a Table (such another as his Lady's) for an Inscription to be put 
hereafter, if any of the Family shall think fit. — On the South Side of the 
said Chapell a rais'd Monument against the Wall on w ch a Black Marble, 
with the Form of the Cross on it. But the Brass in the said Form, as 
also the Brass with the Inscription on it is convey'd away. An Earl's 
Crown in the Wall. — On a Black Marble on y° Floor is a long Inscrip- 
tion to the Memory of John Lee Esq r . Father to the present Lady 
Harcourt, Mother in Law to the present L d . Keeper. He was born at 

30 Cotton in Shropshire & married M rs . Mary Pollard, prosapia apud 
Brigantes nobili oriundam, With her he liv'd 45 Years, & died in the 
.82 Year of his Age, Anno Christi 1682. — In the Chancell on the North 
Wall the Monument in full length of a Lady without Inscription. 'Tis 
of soft Stone. The Monument rais'd from y e Ground. Who 'tis I cannot 
tell, unless it be the same lady w cl1 is mention'd in the following Inscrip- 
tion on a Brass Plate upon a Course Black Marble upon the Ground 
just under : Of your Charite pray for the Soule of Elen Camby, | late 
the Wyfe of John Camby whiche decessed | the xxiiii day of June in the 
yere of our Lord God m | v c . xxvi. whose soule Jhu have mercy amen. | 

40 Above the Figure of a Lady at Length, and under two Children, all on 
Brass Plates. — Upon another Course black Marble in the Chancell on 
the Floor, on a Brass Plate : Hie jacet in tumba Thomas Harcourt I 

procuring Manuscripts, Copys of several! editions, and other materialls for 
that work, and been seven years about it. I think he might have employed his 
talents as well another way, but as Criticism is his darling study, and as he 
had some particular views in reflecting upon some others that had gone before 
him in the same path, which I fancy will appear when his observations are 
publick, you will not think it strange if he has taken this way to gratifye his 
humour. I have a very fair MS. of Macrobius in Somnium Scipionis upon 
velom, but the Character is not very ancient ; if M r . Franks desires it I shall 
communicate it to him, but I never yett heard from him.' 

Oct. 21.] 



Armiger qui obijt iii die February Anno Domini m°.cccclx°. cujus 
animae propicietur Deus. Amen. — And upon another Brass Plate on 
the right hand of the former Brass Plate and on the same Monu- 
ment-: Hie jacet simili modo Nicholaus Atherton | Armiger qui 
obijt xxvi 0 . die Octobris Anno Domini | m°.ccccliiii°. cujus animae 
propicietur Deus Amen. | — Above each of these Inscriptions are 
the Figures of two Esquires on Brass: and underneath both of 
them are three Figures of Children on Brass Plates. The first of 
them a Son, the other two are Daughters. The Sons Name torn of, 
perhaps 'twas Thomas, but the Names of the Daughters are Ales io 
Harcourt, & Issabell Harcourt. — Below this Stone on the Floor some- 
thing more west in y e said Chancell a rough Stone, and a Jkass Plate 
on it with this Inscription : Pray for the Soule of Sir Henry Dodschove 
Prest late Vycar of this | Churche whiche decessed the xxm Day of 
January the yere of our | Lord God m°dlxix°. on whose Soule Ihesu 
have Mercy Amen. Above it in Brass his Figure with his Priest's Habit 
on a Brass Plate. — In the North Wall of the Chancell, a small Black 
Monument of Black Marble, with this Inscription: Christophero 
Hovenden b Cantio | oriundo, Artium magistro, Collegij | Omnium 
Animarum Oxon: olim socio, ac | postmodum juris Municipalis Advo | 20 
cato ac demum hujus Rectoriae Stan|tonensis incolae. Vita functo xvi 
die I Octobris 16 10. Pise memoriae ergo po|suit Robertus Hovenden 
Sacrae | Theologiae Doctor Collegij Omnium | Animarum custos frater 

To M B . Samuel Gale. 

Sir, — This comes on purpose to return my Thanks for y e Care you have 
taken in sending to me your Brother's Papers about the four ancient Ways in 
Britain, which I receiv'd yesterday in a Parcel that came to M r . Clements by 
the Wagon, and not (as you told me they would) by the Coach. I already 
find that they are very curious, and altogether worthy of his excellent Learn- 3° 
ing, and I will take care that they shall be printed exactly in the VI th Volume 
of Leland, which is very far advane'd. I shall write to him by this Post 
to acknowledge the Receipt. I shall also write very speedily to our excellent 
Friend D r . Woodward, to whom you may be pleas'd to give my humble 
service when you see him next. The Ingraver hath got your Brother's 
Papers in his Hands at present that he may take down the Draughts of the old 
Scheme of the IV Ways (extracted out of the Cottonian MS.) and of the two 
Urns which are occasionally mention'd in these Papers. I am, Sir, 

Your most humble serv*, 

Oxon. Oct. 21. 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 40 

To Roger Gale, Esqr. 

Sir, — I have at last rec d . the Essay. It came to me yesterday by the 
Wagon. Your Brother tells me that 'twas given by Mistake to y e wrong 
Carrier, and that that is y e reason of the Delay. It is come just time enough 
for my VI th Vol. I already perceive that 'tis a curious and learned Discourse, 
and manag'd with great Judgment ; and I do not doubt but 'twill be a standing 
Monument of your Fame. I am, Sir, 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Oct. 21. 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 

To M B . Bedford. 50 

Reverend Sir,— I thank you for the 17s. 6d. (which M r . Whistler paid me 
about a Week since) and for your care of the Advertisement, (which I find 


[1711 : 

exactly printed.) M r . Cholmondley and I drank your Healths two Nights 
agoe. He is perfectly recover'd and returns his service. I am glad M r . 
Browne is marry'd so well. T am also glad the D. of Worcester is in 
very good Health again. Be pleas'd to give him my humble service. I 
suppose you have seen the Sort of an Answer ag*. M r . Lesley. 'Twas printed 
at the Theater, and the Author 1 is an Oxford Man, but I cannot tell who. I 
had not the Patience to read it above half over. 'Tis slight, and trivial, and 
ridiculous. Yet D r . Higden extolls it. W ch I do not wonder at. We have 
now with us in Oxford the Reverend M r . Francis Giffard (formerly of Queen's 
i° College in your University) an aged non-juror (he is in the 81 st year of his Age) 
and a learned, modest Man. He hath a great many curious MSS. Papers, 
(written by S r . H. Spelman and M r . Jer. Stephens) in his Hands, some of 
which perhaps may be of good use to the Church. I am, Sir, 

* Your most oblig'd humble servant 

Oxon. Oct. 21. 1 71 1. Tho: Hearne. 

Oct. 22 (Mon.). On Friday the 12 th Instant being at University-Coll. 
Common Room after Dinner, M r . Hodgson one of the Fellows, (there 
being present M r . Clavering and M r . Lindsey, and soon after D r . Hudson) 
pull'd the V th Volume of Leland's Itinerary out of his Pocket, w°h he had 
20 borrow'd of M r . Lindsey, and read these Words out of it pag. 125. 'Tis 
too apparent that He {god) hath a Controversy with this Church and 
Nation for our Sins and Defection, and it seems plain to me that this 
innocent young Gentleman is happily removd and taken away from the Evil 
to come. 

These Words were spoken by me upon occasion of my mentioning 
the Death and Character of that hopefull Young Gentleman M r . Thomas 
Cherry, at w ch some People (who are invidious of another's good Name, 
and cannot endure that virtuous Men should have their due Commen- 
dations) are much displeas'd. Says M r . Hodgson' (and he repeated the 

3° words two or three times) M r . Hearne had better have given twenty Pounds 
than to have writ thus. Twenty Pounds said I, that's a hard Case when I 
have been such a Looser already in publishing this Book. I told him I 
had writ nothing but what was literally true, and that I could justify every 
particular. But hinc illce lachrymce. This young Gentleman was nearly 
related to a Non- Juror, and he was an Admirer of all those Good Men, 
and the Complyers are all angry that the Excellencies of these Men 
should be so much as mention'd. And I have some reason to think that 
D r . Charlett mov'd two or three of University to speak against me for 
saying what I have of this Gent. The Gent, being dead, he thought he 

40 might do this without Suspicion of Partiality to his Whiggish Friends. I 
have this reason to think that Charlett is the Mover, because when the II d . 
Volume came out he told a certain Noble Person (viz. Sir Philip Syden- 
ham) that my Book ought to be burnt ; I Suppose for my mentioning two 
or three Non- Jurors in that Volume. And being afterwards in the 
Binder's shop, he said he was a Subscriber for two Copies. But, says 
the Binder, Sir your Name is not in the List. 'Tis no matter for that, 
says Ch. /'/ shall not come into any of his Books. "When the III d . Volume 

1 'Tis well enough known now, that M r . Davis of Hart-Hall wrote it. T. H. 
May 10, 1733. 

Oct. 21-23.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 115-129. 

came out still the same cry from two or three Friends and Cronies of D r . 
Charlett y* the Book should be burnt, and the Publisher expell'd. But 
when the IV th . Volume came out all was well again. D r . Charlett 
commended it in several Places, and pretended great Friendship, and 
particularly took occasion to give it a good Character to M r . Topham of 
Windsor, who is Keeper of the Records in the Tower, tho' he knows little 
or nothing of the Business. And I have some reason to think he is not 
much better Skill'd in other Parts of Learning. 

To D R . Sloane. 

Hon rd Sir, — I am glad you have got the 2 Books from D r . Thorpe, who designs 10 
to return me the Money very speedily. For the future I will send you eleven. 
I am sorry the Bookbinder was so negligent as to omitt the Sheet T. in M r . 
Aston's Book. I found it at the Binders, and I have now sent it up. M r . 
Laughton had no Copy from me. I never sent more than 10 Copies of either 
of the Volumes to you, nor more than 8 Copies to D r . Thorpe. When the 
I st Vol. came out M r . Thwaites sent 1 Copy to M r . Charles Bernard, which he 
endeavour'd to retrieve at his Death, but it could not be found in his Study. 
This occasion'd M 1 '. Thwaites to desire me to insert the Advertisement in the 
4 th and 5 th Volume. If therefore M r . Laughton hath a Mind to have the rest 
he must apply to M 1 '. Thwaites, who wants the i st Vol. to compleat one of his 20 
Setts. But for my Part I cannot furnish him if he would give me twenty 
Pounds. I am, Sir, 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxofl. Oct. 22. 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 

Oct. 23 (Tu.). M r . Giffard, (who is a learned Man) tells me y* Bp. 
Stillingfleet got all his Learning relating to Antiquity from some excellent 
MSS. Papers that he procur'd; w ch Papers belong'd before to a Clergy Man 
whom he succeeded in a Living. M r . Giffard looks upon the Bp. (and so 
indeed do several excellent Men that I have talk'd with, & I am of the same 
Mind myself) as a Man of a very confus'd Head, and of but little Judgment 30 
or Accuracy. The said M r . Giffard hath an Excellent MS. Paper in his 
Hands, w ch shews that the Duke of Marlborough, then L d . Churchill had 
a Design to have murder'd King James (his Master) at Salisbury Plain, 
but y* y e Design (as 'twas laid) providentially miscarried. M r . Giffard is 
related to D r . Atterbury, now Dean of X*. Church, & he designs to visit 
him when he comes to Town. D r . Atterbury us'd to say that no Body 
understood our Constitution better than M r . Giffard. But (says M r . 
Giffard) / am not for vaunting and bragging ; this I promise that if I now 
were with D r . Atterbury, I would make it appear that I understand it some- 40 
thing better y n he does. He looks upon Atterbury's Complement as a 
Snear. D r . Atterbury cheated him of five hundred Pounds. — M r . Giffard 
told us last Night (when several of us were in Company, all honest Men) 
that the Young King (King James III d .) was in England when the present 
Queen (as she is styl'd,) his Sister was crown'd, and he further says y rt 
the Queen kiss'd him at y* time, he being present at y e Coronation. 
This is a great Secret. 

Oct. 23. Bp. of Ely to H. (Rawl. 8. 119, 120). < I beg your old kindnes, 
that you would buy some books, if they come at these prices, in your 
auction.' . . . 


[1711 : 

To D B . John Woodward. 

Hon Td Sir, — I heartily thank you for y e 48s. for y e 12 Copyes of y e 5 th Vol. 
of L eland, w ch I shall receive very speedily from D r . Hudson. I likewise 
thank you for y e Acct. of y e Norfolk Antiquities, w ch seem to be Danish. 
Your Antiquities of London will be very acceptable, and altogether proper for 
Leland. I have this Day return'd by the Widow Badcock's Wagon the MS. 
Leland you procur'd for me of M r . Gale. My hearty Thanks to you both. It. 
contains the two first Vols. & part of y e III d . 'Tis only a Transcript from 
ours, and the Transcriber very often follows Burton & not y e Original. There 

10 is nothing more y n there is in the Bodlejan MSS. What you thought belong'd 
to the End of y e II d really belongs to the VIII th Volume, where I shall print 
it from y e Original in it's proper Place. I have likewise sent with it your 
Inscriptions, & the Contents of M r . Dodwell's Discourse. I did not transcribe 
these Contents, because they are added by the Author in y e Margin where each 
Section begins. However when I begin to print I shall be glad that you would 
return them hither again. I am, upon account of your Favours, & y e Publick 
Service you have done to Learning, 

Worthy S r , Your most oblig'd humble Serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 23. 17 1 1. T. H. 

20 The Carriage is paid. 

Oct. 24 (Wed.). To M R . W". Brome at Ewithington near Hereford. 

Sir, — I am glad you have receiv'd the V th Vol. of Leland, which M r . Tring- 
ham paid me for some time since. The VI th Vol. will be ready by Christmass, 
if not before. I cannot help you to y e Copy you desire. I still design to print 
the Cygnea Cantio. But consulting some Friends upon that matter, they have 
advis'd me to publish all his Latin Pieces (that were publish'd formerly) in one 
or two distinct Volumes ; which accordingly I intend to do under the Title of 
Johannis Lelandi Antiquarij Opuscula. 1 design to print Proposals before I 
begin, and I will publish no more than shall be subscrib'd for. 
2o I am, Sir, your oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Oct. 24. 171 1. Tho: H. 

I could not print supernumerary Sheets about Herefordshire, the Particu- 
lars upon y* County being scatter'd up and down, and not lying all together. 

. . Oct. 26 (Fri.). D r . Hudson shew'd me lately, it being lent him, he 
said, by some 1 Head of House Tho. Key's Reply to or rather Animad- 
versions upon D r . Cay of Cambridge, his Answer to his Assertio ; w cn 
Animadversions are pretty long and bound at y e End of the first Ed. of 
D r . Cay's Book, in the Margin of w cn are likewise put by M r . Key. a 
great number of Strictures. — The Arch b P. of Canterb. hath at last 
40 agreed y* y e Warden of All-Souls hath a Negative in Elections. 

Oct. 27 (Sat.). Being in Company last Night with Mr. Giffard, 
together with three other Honest Gentlemen, M r . Giffard pull'd out of 

Oct. 24. Musgrave to H.. (Rawl. 8. 157). Has ordered a copy of Julius 
Vitalis to be sent to H. Differs from H., but with all respect,; in some 
matters. Asks H., after turning it over, to tell him the faults of it. The 
Index Auctorum printed in too pompous a manner, but this is wholly due to 
the narrowness of the Exeter fund of letters. 

1 The D r . told me wrong. He had it of M r . Tyrrell. The D r . afterw ds (just a little 
before he died) gave me the Book, it being then (it seems) his own. 

Oct. 23-28.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 130-141. 


his Pocket a small MS*. w cn was read by one of y e Company. 'Tis an 
Excellent Paper, & discovers the Treachery of those that deserted 
King James at Salisbury-Plain, & 'tis evident from thence that the 
Duke of Marlborough then design'd to have kill'd the King. — About 
these Words in . contra . colomna. See Ursatus voc. in. where he hath 
an Inscription just as 'tis written from y e Stone, which will be of good 
use to shew y e use of following even barbarous Words exactly in Stones, 
y* by that means we may discover ye gradual Decay or Corruption of any 
Language. — Monumental Stones, or Sepulchral Stones, oftentimes 
call'd Hermae, tho' originally otherwise. Ibid. sub. in . herm . tvend. — 
About Points being wrong put after Letters in Inscriptions See there 
sub i.o.m.i.r. — About y e Flatteries made to y e Lower Emperors on 
Stones See ib. sub 

Oct. 28 (Sun.). To Thomas Rawlinson, Esq. 

Sir, — I receiv'd your Observations upon my II d Vol. of Leland. I heartily 
thank you for them, & will consider them particularly when I revise the whole 
Work. In the mean time I shall take notice of some few, because you seem 
to desire a speedy Answer about them. I am very unwilling to write any 
thing about Printing, it being the particular Province of another Person. 
Neither can I at present find leisure for it. The Note about the MSS. Cor- 
rections of our Bodlejan Copy of the L d . Surrey's Poems is my own, as you 
will find by the Letter H. affix'd to it. I had then seen only one Edition, and 
I follow'd M r . Wood's Note (in which there are only two mention'd) in calling 
our Copy the II d Edition. I have since seen one that M r . Wood knew nothing 
of. And I find that you have one that neither of us hath seen. I perceive 
they are all of them full of Faults. And I shall signify as much in my Review. 
I say nothing about the nibling Criticks, who possibly may be little vers'd in 
Classical Learning. I heartily wish I could have a sight of the Godstow MS. 
I was told more than once by a Gentleman (a Friend of your's) that had seen 
it that your MS*. Additions to Weaver were of M r . Weaver's own hand 
writing. Your Brother inform'd you rightly about my having a perfect Storer. 
The conflictus pugilum &c. justifyes the Expression of carrying on Amours and 
Lascivious Intriegues. The Pugiles us'd to be painted naked, and it is not 
likely that this Cabinet represented them otherwise, when the King seems to 
have given it her on purpose to excite her Lust and to shew his own 
Inclination. I had before noted in y e Margin of My Book that for the word 
proli should be read proh. But we must not regard the Quantity in the Poets 
of those times, which is often found to be against all Grammatical Rules. 
Pray, Sir, favour me with a Copy of your Verses upon the Conflict between 
the University & City of Oxford, as also with a sight of y e MS. you could not 
find when you writ your Remarks. 'Tis not worth while to say any thing 
more about at for ad. 'Twas enough that 'twas so in the MS. which I reli- 
giously follow'd. I must however add in short that in most of the MSS. I have 
seen that have any sure Marks of their being written in England 'tis always 
at. I refer to your Brother about my Proposals for Leland's Collectanea. I 
earnestly desire that you would communicate to me your Remarks upon my 
III d & V th Volume, and that you would do the same with respect to the 
remaining Volumes as they come out. I wish also that others would use the 
same Liberty. I am, Sir, 

Your oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Oct. 1 2* th . Tho: H. 

1 Not sent till Oct. 30 th , w ch Date I put to it. 




To M B . Richard Rawlinson. 

Sir, — I am very sensible how much I am oblig'd to you and your Brother 
for your readiness to promote my Undertakings. And I wish I were able to 
make any suitable Return. I do not care to be too forward in publishing my 
Proposals about printing M 1 '. Leland's Collectanea. I would first of all dispatch 
his Itinerary, the VI th Volume of which is now almost finish'd. But if you 
find that the Generality of those you converse with are for my giving out Pro- 
posals before the Itinerary be compleated I shall willingly follow their 
Directions, and I should withall be glad to know whether they had rather 

10 have One Folio, or two Quartos, or four or five 8 V0S . This you may easily 
learn, and you may send their opinion as you see it most convenient to your 
self. M r . Thoresby designs to print his Proposals about Spring. He calls it 
the Topography of Leeds and the Places adjacent. It hath been read over by 
two Persons of great Reputation for their Skill in these Matters. I have 
not yet seen M r . Moreton's Proposals, nor do I well know the full Extent of his 
Design. I have often heard of Mr. Walker's History of the ejected Clergy. 
'Tis a very laudable and worthy Undertaking, and I have been inform'd by 
one that knows him that the Author is equal to it. (* I was inform'd lately 
that D r . Parsons's Antiquities of Gloucestershire (the publication of w ch is 

20 undertaken by S r . Rob. Atkyns) relates chiefly to Families, and that it takes 
in all Gentlemen's Seats, I shall be very glad to see it when it comes out ; 
but I must needs say that I think that 'tis not the true Method of publishing 
Cuts of so many Seats. 'Twould be more usefull to have only such Seats 
ingrav'd that are remarkable either for their Antiquity or the particular Form 
& Contrivance of their Building. The same might be also said of Inscrip- 
tions. Those only should be publish'd that concern persons really eminent for 
Learning & Virtue, & had some way or other signaliz'd themselves, or else 
were remarkable for old Age, or for something else contrary to y e common 
Course of Nature. I have one request to make to you (if it may be done 

3° without any great trouble), w ch is that you would (when you go next to West- 
minster Abbey,) compare D r . Busby's Monument with y e print in the late 
Edition of y e Antiquities of that Church publish'd by J. C. There are a great 
many things in y l Work with w ch I am not at all satisfy 'd, & if I were in 
London I would be at y e Pains of examining every Inscription. But that w ch 
I am concern'd for at present is that to the Memory of D r . Busby, w ch occurrs 
pag. 243. I have amongst my MSS. Papers a Copy of it w ch is different from, 
& seems to be more exact than the print, as you will better perceive by the 
following Account, col. r. lin. 12. qua/is is esset] My Copy reads it quantus 
is esset. col. 2. lin. 1. discipuli] Disciplina in my Copy. & 1. 10. inundarit] 

40 redundant in my Copy. 1. 11. debetur. Tarn utilem &c] Six Words are here 
wanting. For in my Copy 'tis debetur, Atque in omne porro se.'vum debebitur. 
Tarn utilem &c. On the lower Front for Dec. 13. my Copy hath Dec. 23. & 
Aug. 2. for Aug. 11. When you have inform'd & satisfy'd yourself about this 
Affair, you may be pleas'd to transmitt your Observations to, Sir, 

Your oblig'd humble serv*. 
Oxon. Oct. 2 28. 1711. Tho: H. 

I hope you will not forget your promise of communicating to me a Copy of 
your College Livings; Pray also let me have M r . Urry's Book (which he 
order'd me to receive from you) as soon as possible. I have done with your 
50 Brother's MS. & 'tis ready to be deliver'd either to yourself or any one else 
that you shall order, to receive it. On Thursday next I go over to Shottes- 
brooke near Windsor, & shall not return 'till about a Week after. 

1 Instead of this, I shall be very glad to see D r . Parsons Antiquities of Gloucester- 
shire, improvd by S r . Rob. Atkyns. There are a great many Roman Antiquities in 
that County. All -W* I suppose will be distinctly handled. 

2 Sent Oct. 30, & so then dated. 

Oct. 28-30.] VOLUME XXXI, PAGES 142-154. 


The Samaritans of Mount Sichem call England a City in a Letter they 
sent to their Brethren here to be deliver'd to them by D r . Robert 
Huntington. This Letter in D r . Smith's MSS. (penes me) Vol. 18. p. 9. 

Oct. 29 (Mon.). An Ingraver come out of Italy hath publish'd Pro- 
posals for Ingraving and printing at large the Cartoons (by Raphael) at 
Hampton-Court. — I am told there is a very curious Monument in the 
Parish Church of Hambledpn (near Great Marlow) in Bucks, of which 
D r . Charlett is now Rector. This I must see when I go that way, as 
also the Ruins of Mednham Priory, and a Noble Monument in Bisham 
Abbey, I mean that erected to the Memory of S r . Thomas Hoby upon 10 
w cJl are the Lady Hoby (his Wive's) Verses w cl1 I have enter'd in pag. 
66. of this Volume. — Charles, the pretended King of Spain, is elected 
Emperor of Germany without Opposition. — Yesterday being S fc . Simon 
and Jude the Sermon was as usual at S*. Peter's in the East (Money being 
given, viz. five Pounds, for that purpose by one M r . Simon Perrot, whose 
Epitaph I have in one of these Volumes, he being buried in S*. Peter's 
Church) by M r . Thomas Cockman, M.A. and Fellow of University. 'Twas 
a good ingenious Sermon, about Praise. This is the same Cockman (a 
good natur'd Civil Man) that put out Tully de Officijs and De Oratore in 
two 8 V0S . and afterwards translated Tully de Ofncijs into English, w cl1 20 
hath had two 1 Impressions in 8 vo . When it first came out S r . Roger 
L'Estrange happening to see it (who had before translated into English the 
same piece, in elegant English, but not so agreeable to the Original) said 
that he had rather at any time vary from y e Original, and undergoe any 
Censure upon that Score, than be guilty of such bad, barbarous English 
as was us'd by M r . Cockman. — I am promis'd by a Friend to get of 
the Warden of All- Souls y e Depositions of y e College against D r . Tyndal, 
that notorious Atheist. — M r . Thomas Sergeant Gentleman porter of 
the Tower London lately sent to me a Copy of the Earle of Surry's 
Poems, to be corrected from the MSS. Emendations that are in our 3° 
Bodlejan Copy of y e same Poems. The said Copy of M r . Sergeant's is 
of a different Edition from our's, and is thus intitled : Songes and Sonettes 
written by the right honorable Lorde Henry Haward late Earle of Surrey, 
and other. Apud Richardum Tottell. 1559. Cum privilegio. 

Oct. 30 (Tu.). To M E . Sergeant of the Tower. 
S r , — I have sent you this Day by the Wagon your Copy of the L d . Surrey's 
Poems. I desire you would not think of any Gratuity for so small a Trouble. 

Oct. 30. R. Gale to H. (Ravvl. 6. 8). Sends paragraph to adjust the 
passage on Ermingstreet in his Essay. Thanks for corrections. Please add 
to the Essay, or send to G. a copy of, Some observations upon Wattling street taken 
by Mr. Ashmole 1658 (Oxford Cat. MSS. n. 8081). The printed list of his 
own MSS. being very erroneous, he has made an exact Catalogue of them, 
and wishes he had a good opportunity of making it public. Asks that an 
additional copy of the Essay may be struck off, and reserved for him in 

H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 33. 3). Remarks on criticisms of Leland 
vol. ii. Printing is the particular province of another person. Since 

1 & since a 3d. 


[1711 : 

You may always command such Favours, and much greater if you think I can 
any ways serve you. I thank you for y e Account of the old Woman, and am, 
S r , Your most humble serv*. 

Oxon. Octob. 30. 17 1 1. Tho: Hearne. 

Oct. 31 (Wed.). About ye four Great Ways see Leland's Coll. Tom. 
II. p. 356. & 353, & 354. ex Eulogio. See also there out of Higden 
p. 322, 323. — IX Halley, our Savilian Prof, of Geom. being come from 
London to Oxford tells me y* he hath finish' d at y e Press and settled M r . 
Flamstede's Astronomical Observations, which are in Folio. M r . Flam- 

10 stede had several Years agoe began to print them himself, but desisted 
for reasons best known to himself, & D r . Halley hath now done it (tho ? 
the greatest part had been done before) quite against M r . Flamstede's 
Consent. M r . Flamstede is very angry with him for it ; but D r . Halley 
is regardless of his Anger, & of his Reflexions. — Manutius us'd 21 
MSS. in correcting Cicero's Cato Major sive de senectute ; all w cl1 were 
his own proper Books. — M r . Giffard was Chaplain to y e Countess of 
Rochester, Mother to Mad Earl of Rochester, & he was Governor or 
Director to y e said mad Earl before he came to Oxford. M r . Giffard 
says the said mad Earl was then very hopefull, & ready to do any thing 

20 that he propos'd to him, & very well inclin'd to laudable undertakings. — 
[Notes from Hearne's Diary, vols, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii] ... — About the 
antient Digamma f. for the V Consonant see Smith's MSS. penes me 
vol. 44. p. 27. 

Festivum Molsae nostri poema libenter legi, explanationem vero tuam 
libentissime : & sum admiratus acumen ingenij tui summo judicio conjunctum : 
quorum alterutrum non ita multis contingit, utrumque vero paucissimis. — ob- 
servabo omnia, omni enitar studio — ut earn denique esse vitam ducas, quae 
vivitur in study's, cetera inania, speciosa multa, plerumque tamen falsa. — An 
nescis, libros Latinos, optimos veteres, ita nunc jacere, ut pene sordium in 
3° genere putentur ; vix jam Ciceronem ipsum, Caesarem, Sallustium legi, a 
multis etiam ne legi quidem, planeque contemni? — Quod ad typos attinet, 
video paullulum detritos esse vetustate : itaque specie ilia, quam recentes 
habere solent, prorsus carent. — Quid typographia ? quam ita mihi tractandam 
intelligo, non ut omnia ad utilitatem, sicut multi, sed pleraque ad meam 
existimationem referam, ac dignitatem. Modica poscit, ut honeste, id est 
feliciter vivatur, hominis natura : reliqua sunt instrumenta nequitiae. 

writing his note on MS. corrections of the Bodleian copy of Surrey's Poems, 
has seen an ed. unknown to Wood, while R. has a third that neither H. nor 
Wood has seen. Says nothing about the 4 nibling Criticks.' Wishes he could 
see the Godstow MS. ; has heard that the MS. additions to Weever in R.'s 
possession are in Weever's handwriting. 4 Your Brother inform'd you rightly 
about my having a perfect Storer. The conjlictus pugilum Sec. justifyes the 
Expression of carrying on Amours and Lascivious Intriegues ... I had before 
noted in the Margin of my Book that for the word Proli should be read prob. 
But we must not regard the Quantity in the Poets of those times, which is 
often found to be against all Grammatical Rules. Pray, Sir, favour me with 
a Copy of your Verses upon the Conflict between the University and City of 
Oxford, as also with a Sight of the MS. you could not find when you writ 
your Remarks. 'Tis not worth while to say any thing more about at for 
ad ... In most of the MSS. I have seen that have any sure Marks of 
their being written in England 'tis always at? Asks for remarks on 
other vols. 

Oct.30-Nov.2.] VOL. XXXI, P. 154— VOL. XXXII, P. 3. 


^oannis Lelandi Antiquarij Opuscula. 
Catalogus opusculorum quae hoc volumine continentur. 

I. Nsenia in mortem Thomae Viati equitis incomparabilis. Lond. 1542. 4 0 . 
(Hoc omitti potest. Nam editum a nobis habes in Vol. II. Itin.) II. Geneth- 
liacon illustriss. Eadverdi principis Cambriae, Ducis Coriniae & Comitis Palatini 
&c. 1543. 4 0 . III. Syllabus & interpretatio antiquarum dictionum, quae pas- 
sim per libellum (praedictum) lectori occurrunt. 1543. Exstat cum priori. 
IV. Assertio inclytiss. Arturij regis Britanniae Lond. 1544. 4 0 . V. Elenchus 
antiquorum nominum. Exstat cum Assert. VI. Cygnea Cantio. Lond. 1545. 
4°. & 1658. 8°. VII. Commentary in Cygn. cantionem indices Britannicae 10 
antiquitatis completissimi. In utraque Edit. Cygn. Cant. VIII. Laudatio 
pacis. Lond. 1546. 4 0 . IX. Encomia illustrium virorum. Lond. 1589. 4 0 . 
a Tho. Newtono Cestriensi edita. Nos emendatius edidimus e codice MS. a 
Joannis Stovei manu exarato, quern nobiscum communicavit Henricus Pres- 
cotus Cestriensis. Prescotus autem a D no . Daviesio comparavit. 

. . . Ex Cicerone. De Senectute. — Novi enim moderationem animi 
tui, & aequitatem ; teque non cognomen solum Athenis deportasse, sed 
humanitatem, & prudentiam intelligo. Other things towards y e Beginning 
there about Atticus's bearing old Age with great Moderation, w ch may- 
be apply'd to M r . D. very well. — Oct. i st . 1711. Paid then to M r . 20 
Clements five Shillings and six Pence for Gordon's Geography, being for 
the use of M r . Allen of Magd. Coll. Sic est Jo : Clements.— Oct. 26 th . 
Let M r . Allen have eight Shillings to be matriculated with. P d . to him 
about half an hour after Six in the Evening. — Oct. 30^. He had 5s. 
This was also, he said, to go towards his Matriculation. — The same day 
in the Evening paid him one pound, four Shillings and six pence, w cl1 
makes up the full two Guineas I receiv'd for him — . , . 


. . . Nov. 1 (Th.), 1711. This Day went over to Shottesbrooke. Mr. 
Cherry tells me he hath a Paper by which it appears that D r . Throckmorton 
was not y e last Warden of the College of Shottesbrooke, one Vere being 3° 
reckoned after him. This Paper I must remember to look upon and 
to mention it in my Review of Leland's Itin. — M r . Brokesby tells me 
'twas formerly reported that Mr. Daniel Langhorn (who was Fellow 
of Trin. Coll. in Cambridge, of w ch Coll. Mr. Brokesby was also Fellow) 
was Author of the Continuation of Baker's Chron. This 1 never heard 
of before. 

Nov. 2 (Fri.). M*. Dodwell kept his Fellowship of Trin. Coll. 'till 
such time as he was oblig'd by the College-Statutes to go into Orders 2 . 
They (id est, the Provost & Fellows) would have got a Royal Dispen- 
sation for him to keep his Fellowship without being in orders ; but that 40 
he declin'd, that he might not be made use of as a Precedent for the 
like Dispensations for the future, which have since been too much 
practis'd. — Theophrastus's Characters were printed at Oxford in Greek 

1 Haec inscriptio editioni nostrae praefigenda. 

2 Out of his great Humility & Modesty he thought himself unfit for Holy-Orders> 
tho' Others thought & knew the contrary. 


2 5 S 

hearne's collections. 

[1711 : 

by Lichfield in 4 to . 1628. I saw it in M r . Dodwell's Study. — In 
M r . Dodwell's Study the Monumentum Adulitanum of Allatius's Edit. 
Rom. 1631. To w cl1 are added in y e Margin var. Lections from a MS*, 
in Vossius's Study by M r . Dodwell's own Hand. — In the same Study 
Sanazarius & abundance of little pieces with him of Aldus's Ed. In y e 
same Volume Orpheus, & JEschylus &c. also by Aldus. 

Nov. 3 (Sat.). M r . Dodwell had procur'd a Copy of Irenseus of 
Feuardentius's Edition, which is now in his Study. 'Tis full of MSS. 
Notes and Corrections by Bp. Pearson's own Hand. It would have been 

10 of excellent service to Dr. Grabe when he was about y t Father ; but 
M r . Dodwell (as I think he told me more than once the last time I saw 
him before he died) forgot to tell Dr. Grabe of it 'till after y e Edition 
came out. — Inquire about an old English Chronicle call'd, The Pastyme 
ofy e People, pr. at London in Folio printed in Chepesyde at y e Signe of 
the Meare-Mayd next Pollys Gate. — Commodiani Instructiones adver- 
sum Gentium Deos, cum Comm. & prgefatione Rigaltij. Tulli Leucorum, 
1650. 4*o. In M r . Dodwell's Study. He had it of M r . Cherry. I never 
saw this Book before, being a very great Rarity. — In y e Copy of Aratus 
of the Oxon. Ed. in M r . Dodwell's Study there is a printed Letter prefix'd 

20 to the Notes upon the Hymns from D r . Bernard to M r . Dodwell, w ch 
I never saw in any other Copy. — Remember to consult and consider 
Gosselinus's Historia Gallorum veterum. 8°. 

Nov. 4 (Sun.). Sales' Introduction to a Devout Life came out in 
twelves in 1673, being printed at Dublin, with this Title: An Introduc- 
tion to a Devout Life : containing especially, A prudent Method for 
Spiritual Closet-Exercises, and Remedies against the Difficulties ordi- 
narily occurring in the conduct of a pious Life. Fitted for the Use 
of Protestants. 'Twas fitted by M r . Dodwell, being done at the Request 
of y e Bookseller, and to it is prefix'd a long Preface concerning this New 
30 Edition. This Preface was written by M r . Dodwell. The Preface 
contains 37 Leaves. — 

Out of a Letter from Goets to M r . Cherry, dated at Leipsick 
28 March 1700: 


In Baijs Marmor hocce repertum cum altero, quod juris publici fecit 
cl. Musgravius Exoniensis. — 

E. Cod. MS. penes Petrum le Neve Armig. cui titulus Feuda, Annuitates, 
40 Corrodia, & pensiones diversis personis pro termino vitae vel Annorum, 
vel quousque &c. concessa per Clerum in posterum solvenda & exoneranda 
viz. in Festo S. Mich. a.d. 1555. vigore cujusdam Actus Parlamenti in ea parte 
editi, & prout in quibusdam indentures & cedulis indentatis factis inter Regiam 
Majestatem & Rev. in X t0 . Patrem Dominum Reginaldum Pole Cardinalem 
particulariter apparet. 

Com. Berk. 

Shottesbrooke. Pensio Roberti Vere nuper Gardiani Coll. S. Joh. Bapt. 
ibidem. xv ft x 8 . 

Pensio Thomae Barraby unius Sociorum Coll. c. s 

Pensio Willelmi Standysh unius ministrorum Coll. ibid, xxxii 8 . iv d . 

Nov. 2-6.] 



Quaere what sort of Coyns and whether indeed any were coyn'd by 
King. Edw. 1. at Dublin? I have seen a silver one in M r . Cherry's 
Hands on y e Reverse of w cn is linie and there is space for two Letters, 
prhaps that is DVBLINI€. 

Over M r . Dodwell's Grave a Black-Marble Stone with this Inscription : 

Here lieth | the Learned and Pious | henry dodwell m.a. | Sometime 
Fellow I of Trinity Colledge near Dublin f Cambden Professor of History j in 
Oxon. I Born at Dublin Oct.MDCXLi. | Dyed at Shottesbrooke | The vn of June 
mdccxi. I Anno iEt. lxx°. 

Nov. 5 (Mon.). Bp. Kenn's Letter to Tenison 1 ab*. y e Death of 10 
Q. Mary, & M r . Dodwell's Letter to Tillotson about Schism were printed 
together at Lond. 1703. 8 V0 . — Mr Dodwell writ a Tract of Nine pages 
in 4*°. intit. Concerning the Case of taking the New Oath of Fealty 
and Allegiance with a Declaration &c. In hoc tractatu (qui Auctoris 
nomen prse se non fert, quique undecim duntaxat paginas continet) in 
legibus nostris municipalibus se non parum versatum fuisse plane pro- 
bavit Dodwellus. 

"Nov. 6 (Tu.). The Form of the Stone under Shottesbrooke Spire 
(which I have mention'd in pag. 113 of the 5^. Vol. of Leland) is 
agreeable to the Fashion us'd in the time of Edward the III d . and the 20 
Stone is made in the Shape of a Coffin, just like several that I have seen, 
viz : [sketch omitted]. — On the Upper part there are two oval Figures, 
w ch I look upon as nothing but part of the form of a Cross, the Northern 
part of it being plain to be seen tho' the Southern part is worn out. 
Memorandum that the Spire of Shottesbrooke being very much torn and 
shatter'd the upper Part of it was renew'd within this hundred Years, 
but y e Work is not near so good as the old Work. — Is. Walton publish'd 

Nov. 6. [1710.] T. Allen (Dodington) to H. (Rawl. 14. 7). ' My mother's 
illness occasioned y e delay of this. I thank God she is at present some what 
better and desires the prayers of all good Christians for her. I am sure, if she 
be alive, when you come this way you will be as wellcome to her as to y r own. 
This post I design to order the payment of fifty shillings to y e P*. of Oriel for 
you. thought [sic] he that pay's em, will not know so much. I hope this will 
enable you to goe on with y r allowance to M r . J. and to accommodate my 
namesake with more furniture for his head and likewise some for his back & 
pocket as you shall find occasion ; and with the money fling in y r advice, wh 
will be greater benefaction of the two. I have got one of the golden pieces 
I told you of. it hath on one side a ship with the Arms of England & -France 
upon the deck in the shape of an Heart & the King's head upon the Arms 
encircled with this inscription Henric. di. gra. Rex Angl. & Franc. I cannot 
read what follows, but will write it as well as I can . . . On the other side is 
a cross with Lions and Crowns & flower de Luces in the spaces & at the end 
thereof and this inscription round em. ibat [Jesus autem] transiens per 
medium illorum. if you think it deserves public view, you shall have it with 
all my heart. Y r modesty shall not hurt you, if I can help it. pray write me 
word immediately whether M 1 *. Clavering be at [Oxford] ; because about a 
fortnight since I wrote to him about my year of g'-ace, but have not yet 
received any answer to my letter, pray remember me to all at Heddington, 
and take care that the sick be visited, by him that preaches there. I will make 

1 [(Erased. In marg.) Q ? an (erased) Tillotson ?]. 
S 2 




in 8 vo . Chalkhill's (John) Thealma and Clearchus. Lond. 1683. This 
Chalkhill it seems was an Acquaintance of Spencer. 

Nov. 7 (Wed.). I must consult Gyb. Longolius upon difficult Places 
in Cornificij (vel, ut alij, Ciceronis) Rhet. ad Herennium pr. 1574. 'Tis 
661. in the 8 V0S . of Mr. Dodwell's Study, according to y e Catalogue 
which I have taken. 

Nov. 8 (Th.). On Saturday 1 last died at London D r . John Ernest 
Grabe, a Subject of y e King of Prussia. He had liv'd in England several 
Years, & was a Lutheran as to the Holy Sacrament. Pie was a Man of 
10 Industry, and publish'd two Volumes of y e Spicilegium Patrum, Irenseus, 
two Volumes of the Septuagint from the Alexandrian MS. & some other 
things. He wanted Judgment very much, and tW he was magnify'd by 
divers of our English People who are making their Court to y e House 
of Hanover, yet he was far from being a very great Man. What he hath 
done however is extraordinary, & will deserve thanks from all Posterity. 

Nov. 9 (Fri.). Out of M r . Ashmole's MS. in 8081. 784. 

Some Observations taken (by M r . Ashmole) concerning Watling Streete, how 
it beares, 28 July 1658. At the entrance into Verulam from Dunstable it lyes 
North- West. Upon Cheucke Hill. 4 Myles from Stony-Stratford towards 
20 Tocester, at the End of the longe Ridge, the Way lyes North- West. A Myle 
beyond Tocester North North- West. Upon the Hill neere Weedon, North- 
West and by North. Watford-gap, North-North- West, neere Lutterworth 
the same point. Halfe a Myle short of Wall, where it intersects Ickneld 
Streete, it lyes West North West. Ikneld Streete there bearing North East. 
The Fosse where it cutts the London Roade betweene Dunchurch and 
Coventry lyes North-East. Neere Monkes Kirby, North and by East. 
At Norton (2 Mile from Wedon) is Watling Streete tooke in at the End of the 
Towne, for halfe a Mile. In Stretton fields neere Hinkley is Watling Streete 
taken in for a Myle. 

30 Yesterday being the Visitation Day of the Publick-Library the Speech 
was made by M r . Aldred of Christ-Church, in w cn he commended 
Mr. Dean D r . Atterbury. — 

My Excellent Friend M r . Francis Brokesby was Rector of Rowley in 
the East-Riding of York-shire. Upon M r . Dodwell's Death he imme- 
diately writ a Letter about it to the present Bp. of Worcester, & told the 
Bp. that 'twould be very proper to have the Life of so eminently learned 
& pious a Man wrote with all becoming Advantages, & he desir'd . the 
Bp. to send him some Materials, at least told his lAship that Materials 
would be exspected from him, M r . Dodwell having liv'd with & near 

40 him so many years. The Bp. return'd a civil Answer, but promis'd 
nothing, only desir'd to know who he (the said M r . Brokesby) was. 

S. D. 

A. M. Viro . revera . pio . sancto . modesto . humili . integro . docto . uxor . 

Bonarum literarum studia promovit. Egenorum proventus largiter auxit . 

you amends for it and all other favours, and the next time you goe to y r friend 
Careys, at my expence. he will trust me.' . . 

* Nov. 3 d . 

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Liberalitate, charitate, insignis — Religionem coluit & fovit. — Probitatis, Comi- 
tatis, Candoris, vivum exemplar. 

Vir in omni literatura profundus, moribus honestus, ac per omnia laudabilis 
Christians religionis amator, ac defensor strenuus. 

Vir multum Deo devotus, actibus Religiosis, crebris precibus, & pijs elemosy- 
narum fructibus plurimum intentus, vitam privatam & monasticam cunctis 
Regni divitijs & honoribus praeferens. 

Viro exquisita eruditione, singulari prudentia, & moribus suavissimis: qui 
tribus filijs & sex filiabus, Welgifforda uxore susceptis, &c. 

Si plura velis, Froisardum, & Angliae Historiam consulas. 

Ingenij splendore, morum elegantia, orationis facultate, & optimis study's 
ornatissimus, &c. 

Tantam dicebant fuisse eloquentiae tuae, tantam ingenij tui subtilitatem, 
tantam etiam apud omnes auctoritatem, & admirabilem prudentiam in magnis 
rebus tuo arbitratu tractandis. &c. 

Nov. 10 (Sat.). To consult in Mus. Ashm. Wood's MS. 25. num. 47. 
Relation of y e Conflict betw. y e Scholars and Townsmen of Oxford upon 
the 10 Febr. 1354. — See also 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74. w ch are Cata- 
logues of Books Mr. Wood had seen. Also 94. About Neopurgum. 

N"ov. 12 (Mon.). On Thursday last in the Evening D r . Grabe was 
buried in the Church of S*. Pancrace in Middlesex, being attended to 
his Grave by several Divines. He hath left his MSS. to D r . Hickes for 
his Life, afterwards to D r . Smalriche for his Life, and then they are to 
come to y e Bodlejan Library. He hath made Robert Nelson, Esq r . his 

Nov. 11. H. to Cherry. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 1 c.) Thanks for favours 
received on his recent visit to Shottesbrooke ; hopes to come over again at 
Xmas to take a Catalogue of Dodwell's MSS. Glad he met with the memo- 
randum cone. Robert Vere's being Warden of Shottesbrooke Coll., shewing 
that the Coll. was dissolved in the 37 th (not 27 th ) year of Henry VIII. In 
Brokesby's letter, printed in Leland vi, H. has altered ' Worthy Sir ' to ' Sir,' 
which latter his degree may claim. Excuses for leaving so abruptly that he 
could not stay to have a sight of the Bp. of Worcester's letter to Brokesby 
about Mr. Dodwell. 1 1 am sorry for y e Death of D r . Grabe, who was a very 
usefull Man. I wish he had undertaken to publish only the Alexandrian MS. 
without giving himself the trouble of comparing it with other Copies. This 
would have shorten'd his Work, & twould then have been compleated by him. 
Now 'tis left half done, & the next Man y* undertakes it may perhaps use 
another Method ; and indeed if my opinion would weigh any thing I would 
have it printed exactly Letter for Letter, & leave the Improvements to 

R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 9). Dr. Woodward has received the MS. of 
Leland, sent by H. Please secure and send to Woodward the writer's copy 
of the Roman LXX, with marginal annotations, lent to the late Dr. Grabe. 



[1711 : 

Executor for his Affairs in England. — D r . Hudson having lately, by leave, 
(as he . says) of the Vice-Chancellor, erected a Study over the Stair-Case 
by the Juris-Prudentia School, (the Charges of w ch came to about twenty 
Pounds) on Tuesday last 1 the Delegates of Accounts order'd the same to 
be pull'd down again, & voted it a Nusance. Accordingly Will. 
Sherwin one of the Yeomen-Beadles was sent to D r . Hudson to acquaint 
him with the Resolution, and to tell him that the Study must be pull'd 
down on Monday 2 immediately following. The D r . took this very much 
amiss, but thought that upon better Consideration they might give a 

10 counter Order. But instead of this on Saturday last 3 Sherwin comes to the 
Library & tells the D r . that the Study must down on Monday, & there- 
fore desir'd him to remove his things. The D r . immediately upon this 
remov'd all his Things, and this Day the Study was pull'd down. That 
which, I believe, chiefly mov'd the Delegates & Curators was this, that 
the Study was built without their Consent, that it very much defac'd & 
darken'd the Stair-Case, that the D r . turn'd a good Part of the Study into 
a Ware-House for holding his own Books that he printed, and that there 
was no manner of occasion for a new Study, there being two Studys 
already for the Librarian, one in the Library, and the other (a large one) 

20 in the Gallery, the latter of w cl1 D r . Hudson had for several Years turn'd 
into a Ware-House, and not put to it's proper Use. 

Nov. 13 (Tu.). Round the Seal belonging to the Bursar of University- 
College : S. procurators collegzV universitatis Oxon ad ma. — M r . Giffard 
three or four Days since put into my Hands several MSS. Papers, the 
Author of w ch was S r . Hen. Spelman, but they were written by the Hand 
of M r . Jer. Stevens, who had made some Additions to them himself. 
They related to his History of Sacrilege and are all printed except one 
Paper, w cb - 1 cannot find publish'd as yet, tho' perhaps it may. Amongst 
these Papers was Sir Hen s . Letter in Latin to M r . Richard Carew of 
30 Anthony in Cornwall, w ch is printed at the End of the larger History of 

Nov. 14 (Wed.). Vossius mistaken in saying those Stones are of 
little Account in w cl1 there are Accents. Noris. Orthogr. p. 139. This 
plain from the Pisan Tables, cut in the Reign of Augustus, in w ctl are 
Accents. Gruter has observ'd some Accents. He hath not been always 
exact. They are all acutes. When the same Word had different 
Significations 'twas accented, ib. p. 140. 

Nov. 15 (Th.). Epistolam nuncupatoriam, quam Potteri Antiquitatibus 
Graecis, in Gronovij Thesauro editis, praefixam habemus, a clarissimo 
40 viro Joanne Millio, S. T. P. scriptam fuisse non desunt qui credant atque 
asserant. Nec perperam, ut puto. Nam Potterus linguae Latinae pene 
rudis est, orationeque inculta semper utitur. Antiquitatum harum, lingua 
vernacula ab auctore contextarum, versionem Latinam advenae cuidam 
debemus. Sed quisnam is fuerit, non constat. Nec multum refert. 
Adeo enim obscura est et spinosa ut vix intelligi possit. Potterus quidem 
ipse recensuit atque recognovit ; sed judicio minus pollens, nodos dimciles 
non expedijt, sed omnia tenebris involvit. — Prodijt cl. Musgravij Com- 

1 Nov. 6. 

a Nov. 12. 

3 Nov. 10. 

Nov. 12-16.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 21-35. 


mentarius de Julio Vitali Exoniae impressus. Unum atque alteram 
locum perlegi, unde colligo auctorem virum esse eruditum, & humanum, 
& in re antiquaria non parum versatum. Inscriptionis (quam ad calcem 
iElfredi Magni vitae in lucem edidi & explicui) exemplar, mecum a cl. 
Halleio communicatum, in paucis mendosum esse monuit. Atqui 
Hallejus tuetur, seque accurate descripsisse iterum iterumque mihi 
indicavit. cl. Dodwelli quoque Dissertationem de hac inscriptione in 
eodem libello juris publici fecit Musgravius ; doctam plane & lectu 
omnino dignam. Accedit item Dodwelli epistola ad cl. Goetsium, in 
qua binas inscriptiones illustravit quas cl. Cherrio communicaverat 10 
Goetsius. Harum Inscriptionum unam & ipse exhibui ad pag. 7. istius 
voluminis. Ex ipso autographo descripsi. Accentus, qui in ea con- 
spiciuntur, omisit Musgravius. Omiserat fortean & Dodwellus, vir 
alioqui exquisitae doctrinas & limati judicij. Sed ego ideo retinendos esse 
censui, quoniam Grammaticorum de accentibus canones egregie illustrant. 
In Monumentis Pisanis hie illic visuntur ejusmodi accentus, de quibus 
egit ill. Norisius, qui cum nostris si ita visum fuerit, conferri possunt. 
Id porro in hac inscriptione notari debet, quod voces EX V. Victoria & 
EX III. Diana navium praetorianarum nomina denotent in quibus fratres 
isti, qui milites fuerunt classiarij, pugnabant : de qua re si plura velis 20 
Pighij Herculem adeas. — Scheffer. de Militia Navali, p. 173. . . . 

Nov. 16 (Fri.). Mr Giffard tells me that he was tutor to y e Earl of 
Rochester (mad Rochester) before he came to Wadham College, w ch 
was in the eleventh Year of his Age, and y fc he was then a very hopefull 
Youth, very virtuous and good natur'd (as he was always) and willing & 
ready to follow good Advice. He was to have come to Oxford with his 
Lordship, and to have been his Governor, but was supplanted. His 
Lordship had always a very good opinion of M r . Giffard. M r . Giffard 
us'd to lye with him in y e Family, on purpose that he might prevent any 
ill Accidents. When my Lord came to Oxford he soon grew debauch'd; 30 
yet sometime before his Death he plainly told M r . Giffard who went to 
see him that he was no Atheist. The occasion was this. Says his 
Lordship, M r . Giffard I wonder you will not come and visit me oftner. 
I have a great respect for you, and I should he extremely glad of your 
frequent Conversation. Says M r . Giffard (who could say anythink to him) 
my L d . I am a Clergy-Man. your L d .ship has a very ill character of 
being a debauch'd Man and an Atheist, Sf 'twill not look well in me to keep 
company with your L d .ship as long as this Character lasts, and as long as 
you continue this course of Life. M r . Giffard, says My L d ; / have been 
guilty of Extravagances, but I will assure you I am no Atheist, with 4° 
other words to the same purpose. M r . Giffard says that my Lord 
understood very little or no Greek, and that he had but little Latin, & 
y* therefore 'tis a great Mistake in making him (as Burnett & Wood have 
done) so great a Master of Classick Learning. He says my L d . had 
a natural Distemper upon him w cl1 was extraordinary, & he thinks might 
be one occasion of shortening his Days, w cl1 was that sometimes he 
could not have a stool for 3 Weeks or a Monti* together. Wch Dis- 
temper his Lordship told him was a very great occasion of y* warmth 
and heat he always express'd, his Brain being heated by the Fumes and 
Humours that ascended and evacuated themselves that way. — De cibo 5° 



atquc potu antiquorum scripserunt plures, e quibus unum atque alterum 
edidit in ultimo suo Antiquitatum Romanarum Tomo doctissimus 
Graevius. Graevius etiam ipse de hac re quaedam in Praefatione notavit ; 
quae ideo consuli debent, quod mendas aliquot sustulerit quae in libellos 
a se in lucem missos partim auctorum partim typographorum incuria 
irrepserant. Neque spernenda sunt quae sparsim de eodem argumento 
in Plinianis Exercitationibus scripserit Salmasius, vir magnus, sed nimis 
prolixus. — Concionem suam, quam ante menses aliquot in templo 
Beatse Mariae Virginis coram Academia Oxoniensi habuit, edidit 

10 Theophilus Dorrington. Arthuro Charletto, Collegij Universitatis Ma- 
gistro, dicavit ; qui, ni fallor, ut prelo mandaret rogaverat. — iEdis X^. 
novus Decanus, D ns . Doctor Atterburius, satis diligens est in juvenum 
moribus atque exercitijs notandis. Aulam ipse quotidie frequentat, nec 
preces publicas omnino negligit. De re literaria promovenda valde 
est sollicitus, & ut iEdis X ti alumni bonae notae scriptores recenseant, 
notisque brevibus, sed necessarijs, illustrent saepe monet atque incitat. 
Quin & D. Joannem Urrium, amicum nostrum probum integrumque ut 
novam Galfridi Chauceri operum Editionem aggrediatur hortatus est. 
Ut Urrius opus istud in se suscipiat ideo optandum esse puto, quod 

20 linguse Anglo-Saxonicae, & vocum obsoletarum nostrarum apprime sit 
peritus, & in hisce studijs non mediocriter versatus. Unus porro ex 
intimis Hickesij est familiaribus, qui proculdubio consilijs commodis 
Urrium sublevabit, & locos paullo difficiliores pro virili elucidabit. — 
Erici Puteani Convivij Prisci Reliquiae in Graevij Thes. Puteanus a 
Lipsij manu & institutione se profectum aeternum merito laetatur. — 
Jacobus Calderonus Mediolanensis vir variae reconditaeque scientiae, & 
promptae humanitatis. — Joannes Baptista Soccus vir magnus & doctus.— • 
Ludovicus Septalius, & Hercules Cimiloctus duumviri rarae elegantiae, 
priscae doctrinae, verae virtutis. — Prisci Romani quam continentes, quam 

30 sobrij, quam sancti ? — Figuram Diei antiqui per angues in circulum 
flexos expressit Puteanus, Graev. p. 251. Tom. ult. — In Graevij Tom. 
Vltimo p. 389. habentur Franc. Mariae Turrigij Notae ad vetustissimam 
Ursi Togati Ludi pilae vitreae inventoris Inscriptionem. Inscriptio 
haec perelegans reperta fuit Romae, & ibidem nunc temporis (ni fallor) 
cernitur. Edidit etiam Gruterus ; sed non adeo accurate. Ab 
omnibus Antiquitatum amantibus mira voluptate aspicitur, mira atten- 
tione observatur. — In hac Inscriptione littera I paullo longior con- 
spicitur, ac si duplicis i vim haberet. Eo nempe modo quo & 
expressam videmus in Inscriptione Goetsiana. Et in voce traiiani 

40 duplex i habet vim J. — adqve pro atque in ead. Inscr. Etenim ve teres 
utebantur inter dum D. pro T. Sic legimus aliquando QvoDannis pro 
quotannis. — qvI] observa hie magnum I. ut & in aliquibus alijs dicti- 
onibus, id quod factum putant arbitrio scalptorum; licet interdum pro 
duplice I. poneretur, ut in lapidibus saepe observavi : Sic legimus, 
clodI, dIs, manvbIs, pro Colodij, Dijs, manubijs. Ita Turrigius 
annot. Sed scalptorum a[r]bitrio non deberi puto, sed potius 
consuetudini. Nec forsan culpabant hanc consuetudinem Grammatici. 
Et forsan id postulabat pronunciatio. Sed nihil hac de re decerno. — 
Exodiarius dicebatur ille, qui in fine ludorum risum spectatoribus 

50 merebat. — Is. Vossius Vitruvium emendavit & illustravit in Dissertatione 

Nov. 16-17.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 35-45. 


de Triremium & liburnicarum constructione, satis elegante & docta. — 
Commentaries qui Julij Caesaris nomen prae se ferunt ejus non esse 
innuit Lipsius in Poliorceticis lib. 1. Dialog. 9. Sed vindicavit 
Gosselinus Hist. Gallor. veter. c. 1. 

Nov. 17 (Sat.). Veteres ante inventionem poculorum cornibus bourn 
ad bibendum utebantur. — Fibulas cujusdam Romanae figura, instar annuli 
apud Causeum p. 959. Graev. Thes. Tom. ult. Hujusmodi fibulae Adoles- 
centulorum & cantorum pudendis adhibebantur ; illis quidem ne puerilis 
aetas Veneris usu in virilitatem citius praecipitaretur, teste Plinio lib. xxxiii. 
cap. 1. his vero ne vox coitu asperior, deteriorque fieret. Juvenalis Sat. 10 
vi. Solvitur his magno Comcedi fibula : sunt quce \ Chrysogonum cantare 
vetent. — Utrique autem infibulabantur filo quodam turn aeneo, turn 
argenteo, praeputio sive cuticula glandis velamine trajecto. Disquirendum 
annon fibula quae in Schola Medicinae adservatur fuerit ex hoc genere 
fibularum? an potius talis fibula qualis a Montfauconio describitur in 
Palaeographia Graeca, ubi annotavit aliquot h stylis antiquis fuisse sus- 
picari. — Raphael Fabrettus de Tesseris alijsque id genus Antiquitatibus 
scribere instituerat. Ad umbilicum pene librum perduxerat; immo 
forsan absolverat. Sed incertum num in lucem fuerit editus. In hoc 
libro proculdubio plurima, antiquarijs pergrata, adducturus erat. Meminit 20 
Causaeus pag. 961. Tom. ult. Graevij. qui & ipse pauca hac de re 
notavit, lectu plane digna. Ubi & quaedam protulit de tesseris lusorijs, 
quae ab hodiernis tesseris non multum discrepabant. — Phialarum 
vitrearum, sive vasculorum, quibus mulierum lachrymae mortuos deflen- 
tium colligebantur, quinque figurae ibid. p. 963. Mulieres nempe 
hanc in rem ab antiquis pretio conducebantur. Lachrymae autem 
collectae & in vasculis inclusae, una cum ossibus cineribusque atque 
odoribus in urnis claudebantur. Hinc in urnis effossis saepe lachry- 
matoria reperiuntur. Hujusmodi non pauca in Anglia nostra exstant, 
quae Antiquariorum ingenia nonnunquam torquent. — Optimus ille 3° 
Imperator Alexander Severus, qui moderatione, prudentia, & doctrina vix 
ulli Romanorum Imperatorum fuit secundus, quidquid a curis publicis 
excepti & subsecivi temporis dabatur, in nullo Latinorum scripto lubentius 
consumebat, quam in illo quod de Officijs Cicero prodidit. Opus nempe 
est Imperatoribus, Regibus, Principibus dignum ; nec majus commodum 
ab ullo humano scripto hauriri potest. Hinc editionem suam ejusd. 
operis Delphino Galliae serenissimo dicavit Graevius, qui non pauca turn 
ab illo turn a Patre Galliae rege beneficia acceperat, ut gratus agnoscit. — 
Caroli Langij Editionem in Officijs Ciceronis secutus est Graevius. Hanc 
omnium emaculatissimam atque emendatissimam esse pronunciat. Earn 40 
itaque ob oculos & nos habere debemus quum nostram Editionem praelo 
Sheldoniano mandaverimus. Langius plurimos consuluerat vetustissimos 
codices, & vir fuit acris judicij, doctrinaeque singularis. Una cum officijs 
Ciceronis Laelium, Catonem, Paradoxa & Somnium Scipionis (qui ijs 
subjici solent) edidit Langius. Laudat item Gryphij Editionem minorem 
anni 1550, & Argentoratensem Lambini. Utriusque margini notas 
adscripserat P. Pithceus e Cod. MSS. petitas. Has Graevio communicavit 
Bernardus noster, qui libros ipsos ad Graevium transmittendos curavit, 
quos nunquam, ut puto, Graevius restituit. In Hollandia forte nunc 
latent. Usus est etiam Graevius editione prima Moguntiaca Officiorum. 5° 



[1711 : 

Sod banc non tanLi esse ait. Utpote quae e codice optimae notse non 
fuerit expressa. — Tullio ita jucunda de senectute libri confectio fuit, ut 
non modo omnes absterserit senectutis molestias, sed effecerit mollem & 
jucundam etiam senectutem. — Quam (viam) nobis quoque ingrediendum 
est, non, ut alij, qua (via) &c. Sic enim loquebantur veteres. Firmantque 
Ciceronis codices melioris notae. . . . — Dominus Burmannus e Collegio 
Universitatis, D. Doctoris Plotij, cujus gener est, Chartas & Schedas MSS. 
ad agrum Cantianum pertinentes D. Harrisio, rei antiquariae pariter atque 
Philosophical imperito dono dedit. Imprudentur quidem & temere, & eum 

10 hoc nomine admodum culpant amici & viri docti. — Nec vero ille (Q. 
Maximus) in luce modo . . . fore unde discerem neminem. — Eadem de 
clarissimo nostro Dodwello, nuper defuncto, affirmari atque dici possunt. 
Neminem enim viro illo magno sanctiorem, doctiorem, integriorem cog- 
novi. Memoria fruebatur omnium quae legebat, audiebatve tenacissima. 
Judicio pollebat acerrimo & acutissimo. Cum sacram turn humanam 
litteraturam ad miraculum callebat. Humanitatis erat summae, summae 
modestiae & humilitatis. A Tullianis non admodum absona habemus & 
in Plinianis Epistolis quae consuli debent. — Plato uno & octogesimo anno 
scribens mortuus est. — Isocrates eum librum, qui Panathenaicus inscri- 

20 bitur, quarto & nonagesimo anno scripsisse dicitur, vixitque quinquennium 
postea. Ejus magister Gorgias, centum & septem complevit annos: 
neque unquam in suo studio atque opere cessavit. 

'Nov. 18 (Sun.). D. Henr. Spelmannus ad Jer. Stephanum Epistolam 
lingua Latina scripsit de Divisione librorum & capitum atque versuum 
S. Scripturae. Habeo ejusd. exemplar. Exstat in Vol. 22. Codd. MSS. 
Smithianorum p. 94. Mauritius noster (inquit Spelmannus) cum in alijs 
plurimis, turn in Hebraicis fuit felicissime versatus. — Antiqua divisio longe 
commodior fuit ; utpote quae magis consona verbis ac menti scriptorum 
sacrorum. KecfraXaiov id fere antiquis fuit, quod nobis hodie versiculus. — 

3° M r . Dorrington's Sermon y* he hath just printed at y e Th. was preach'd 
at S*. Marie's April 8 to. 171 1. Tis pr. in 8 vo . & dedicated to D r . Char- 
lett. He speaks well of the Discipline of y e University in his Ded. & of 
their Constant Devotion. He observ'd but one Person to swear all y e 
time he was there, & that but once, himself being in Company, &, he says, 
he was y e meanest in y e Company & that he was rebuk'd by all present. 
He calls D r . Charlett an excellent Governor of Youth. 'Tis a good, use- 
full practical Sermon. At the End is a Catalogue of Books publish'd by 
M r . Dorrington. — Veteres collocabant in mensa Statuam Dei cujuspiam 
velut tutelam geniumque mensae. Quin etiam Deos ipsos initio mensae 

40 invocabant. Saturnaliorum die libertatem habebant servi. Haec xvi. Kal. 
accidebant, si fides Kalendarijs, nec sint corrupta. — Neptunnus olim pro 
Neptunus. & Satunnus pro Saturnus. Ut mittam alia id genus. De Hi 
Lipsius Saturn. 1. 1. c. 2. — Synthesis ccenatoria vestis: utique hominum 
lautiorum. — Opalia & Saturnalia utraque incidebant in diem xiv. Ka" 

"Nov. 18. H. to Bedford. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 2.) Asks B. to secur 
Gale's copy of the Roman LXX, lent to Grabe as above. Begs also for a sho 
account of the Dr.'s last sickness and death, about which he has heard som 
odd reports. 

H. to Thorpe. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 2a.) Thanks for inscriptions &c 
and corrections to Leland. Mr. Clements' son left Oxford without executing 

Nov. 17-20.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 45-57. 


Jaiii, Lips. c. 3. de Sat. — Prodijt e prelo Cantabrigiensi iterata Editio 
Minucij Felicis. Ex recensione J. Davisij, cujus accedunt Notae, prolixae 
& pene inutiles. Ad calcem posuit Commodiani Carmina, opusculum 
vetustum sed obscurum, & luce vix dignum. Laudat tamen, quod miror, 
Caveus. — Saturnus non inter superos sed inferos Deos a veteribus 
ponebatur. — UopviKos \6yos, & nopviKa (/uA^uara in Stratonis Epigrammatis 
apud Patricium nondum editis, pro blando alloquio, & basijs rod rjTaiprjKOTos. 
Sic ipse Junius in Dissertatiuncula quadam, egregia quidem & docta, in 
Cod. Smithiano penes me Num. 25. p. 29. 

Nov. 19 (Mon.). Pluria non plura scribit Lipsius. Origo ludorum io 
Gladiatoriorum a funere. Antiqui nempe putabant defunctorum animas 
humano sanguine propitiari & quietiores reddi. Hinc gladiatores a 
busti cineribus bustuarij dicti. Lips. 1. 1. c. 8. Sed licet in funere 
tantum olim noti fuerint gladiatores ; non tamen in omni, sed virorum 
principum, illustriorumque. — Ludus, locus ubi habiti altique gladiatores : 
arena, locus ubi dati & producti. — Medici olim adhibiti gladiatoribus, 
ut eis opem ferrent. Per medicos autem chirurgi intelligendi. Latiori 
enim sensu vox medicina antiquitus quam hodie accipiebatur. — Hum- 
phredus de Charleton, Cancellarius Academiae Oxon. in compescendo 
tumultu, Anno 1355 orto, multum laborabat. Philippus Beauchampe, 20 
Clericus in numero scholarium ab oppidanis illo anno caesorum recen- 
setur. Humfredus de Charleton S. T. P. cum Johanne Charletono 
Juniore LL.D. ad regem ab Universitate causam nostram acturi delegan- 
tur. quo tempore statutum atque conventum est ut ccl. librae Academiae 
penderentur; &c. Wood p. 178. — ... Forte Neville ille juvenis, qui 
in carminibus de Conflictu Oxoniensi memoratur, non pauca praeclare 
in Academiae gratiam praestitit, quum oppidani in judicium fuerint vocati 
ob injurias clericis illatas. Quin etiam verisimile est Nevilli aliorumque 
diligentiae atque peritiae deberi quod clerici sententijs judicum fuerint libe- 
rati, mulcta vero oppidanis irrogata. Oxonienses oppidani, qui principes 30 
clericos opprobrijs injurijsque affecerunt, immo crudelitate & immanitate 
summa occiderunt, viri erant quorum animi libidinis, ambitionis, conten- 
tionis, inimicitiarum, cupiditatum omnium pleni fuerint. Charletoni artium 
scientiarumque liberalium peritissimi, (sic enim mihi constare videtur) inter 
tot alias occupationes studia studiorumque professores nunquam dese- 
ruerunt, sed magna benevolentia summisque honoribus prosecuti sunt, 
clericosque pro virili defenderunt, & Academicorum jura strenue asserue- 
runt, adversariorumque dolos & fallacias singulari sollertia diluerunt. 

Nov. 20 (Tu.). Mr Giffard hath lent me a MS*, of S r . Hen.'Spel- 
man's Larger History of Tythes (written by S r . H. Spelman's own Hand) 4° 
w ch ought to be exactly compar'd with y e Print. — Before y e General 
Council at Lyons 1273 'twas lawfull for any P r son to withdraw payment 
of Tythes from any particular Minister, provided he were negligent of his 
Duty & Guilty of notorious Crimes, & pay it to some other y* was con- 

T.'s orders to pay 3/. for seven copies of Leland vol. iv and eight of vol. v, 
which H. is anxious to receive as he will be put to sonx straits to discharge 
the debts he has contracted in carrying on vol. vi. 

Nov. 19. Fothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 97). Has only received 4 vols, of 
Leland ; lately presented his hearty thanks by Mr. Nevile of Cheviot. 

Nov. 20. H. to Bp. of Ely. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 3a.) Has sent two 



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scientious in discharge of his Office. In yt Council order that Tythes 
should be paid to y e Mother-Church, that is to y* Church where the 
People inhabited. Great Inconveniences happen'd before, & inequal 
Distributions were made. Great Numbers of tythes given to Monasteries, 
one Parish had far more than others, &c. — Remember to ask M r . 
Rawlinson about Norden's Description of Cornwall, fol. Mention of it in 
y e Cat. of English MSS. at S*. James in Cod. Smith, penes me Num. 25. 
p. 105. — M r . Giffard was first Vicar of Patteshall in Northamptonshire, 
afterwards Rector of Russel in Wilts. — Lil. Gyraldus libros xvii de Dijs 
do concinnavit grabato decumbens, saevissima arthritide correptus. Homo 
erat pauperrimus. Paupertatem autem ejus aliquantulum sublevabat 
Christianissima Princeps Renata Ferrariensis. — Fuit usque adeo anti- 
quis sepulchrorum cura, ut non aliunde templorum & sacrarum aedium 
originem deductam, diligentissimi scriptores tradant, Eusebius & Lac- 

"Nov. 21 (Wed.). Tituli qui Epitaphia dicuntur, auctore Platone, qua- 
tuor versiculorum numerum excedere non debent, ut transiens viator 
facile perlegat. V. Gyrald. Oper. p. 708. Nec aliter Tullius de Legibus 
Lib. 11. Tom. iv. p. 452. — Quaestores candidati audiebant, vel candidati 
20 vocabantur. Exempla habemus in Notis ad Gyraldum de Sepultura, 
p. 711. ubi etiam plura dixit ad probandum apud Graecos multo pro- 
lixiores Inscriptiones fuisse quam Platonis vellet Decretum. Ibidem item 
alia allegat quae probant saepius Platonis jussum atque monitum observa- 
tum fuisse. In his juris publici fecit Platonis ipsius, brevis sane ac 
modesti, epitaphium, pag. 711. Ibi porro & quamplures ex Romanis 
Inscriptionibus prolixas fuisse notat. concedit tamen alias fuisse quam 
brevissimas. Gruteri opus elefantinum citat. 

Nov. 22 (Th.). Sir Thomas Wyatt had carnal knowledge of Anne 
Bullein, before she was married to K. Hen. VIII. See D r . Thomas 
30 Baily's 1 Life of Bp. Fisher of Rochester p. 56. w clx Book I must look 
carefully over again. — . . . 

Nov. 23 (Fri.). Marg. Countess of Richmond founded Xt's Coll. & 
S*. John's Coll. in Cambr. at y e Motion of Bp. Fisher. See Baily's Life 
of Fisher p. 12. As also the Divinity Lectures at Oxford & Cambridge. 
Ibid. p. 12. He was 45 Years old when elected Bp- The Election 
unanimous p. 14. Refused the BPP ricks of Lincoln & Ely afterwards, his 
Modesty being very great. Ib. p. 16. A great Benefactor to St. John's 
Camb. p. 30. — The Book, under the Name of Hen., against 
Luther, suppos'd by divers to be written by Bp. Fisher, p. 36. Character 

books bought in ' our Auction,' — Bull's Fid. Nic. Defensio {is. 6d.), and 
Gregory's Euclid, bound and lettered, in large paper, 1/. 

Nov. 22. H. to Fothergill. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 3a.) Leofric's Missal 
is in Latin, not Saxon. Cannot find any qualified person to copy it, and can- 
not find time to transcribe it himself, which, had he command of his time, he 
would do for F. were it six times as much, but his other affairs will hardly per- 
mit him to have any regard to his health. 

1 The true Author was D r . Rich. Hall, D.D. See Ath. Oxon. Vol. 1. col. 487. 

Nov. 20-25.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 57-69. 

of Cardinal Wolsey p. 42, 43. A. Bullein's Character p. 49. The Depo- 
sitions about Prince Arthur's Carnal Knowledge of the Princess, p. 78. 
Doctor Ridley, a little Man, but of a great Spirit, and profound Learning, 
p. 81. M r . Cranmer Master both of all Arts, and cunning how to use 
them, & Fellow of Jesus Coll. Camb. p. 89. A Man boyled alive for 
endeavouring to poyson Bp. Fisher, p. 10 1. King H. VIII. died a Roman 
Catholick. p. 164. Those Bp s . that subscrib'd for K. H. VIIK Supre- 
macy, afterwards retracted, p. 164. Bp. Fisher nominated Cardinal by 
P. Paul III. But the Cardinal's Cap was hinder'd by K. H. 8. from 
coming into England. 'Twas brought as far as Calis. p. 168. He had 10 
the best Library of any private Man in Christendom, p. 186. This he 
had bequeath'd to S*. John's Coll. Cambr. But 'twas seiz'd upon by the 
K. and imbezell'd. ibid. His Shirt of Hair, & several Whips to punish 
himself, preserv'd in a Woodden Coffer strongly girded about with Iron 
hoops. Bp. Fisher beheaded when he was 3 score & sixteen Years old, 
nine Months & odd Days. K. H. VIII. then 45 Years of Age. p. 211, & 
p. 3. He writ a large Volume about K. H. VIII s . Divorce. This Burnt 
by M r . Philips Dean of Rochester. For w cl1 he was afterwards very 
sorry. Ib. p. 217. King H. 8 th ' s Will in Latin, p. 244. — Rigaltius 
Bibliothecarius Regius, Vir literarum Grsecarum & Latinarum Scientia 20 
cedens nemini, Regi a consilijs, & forensibus Lotharingiae pleno jure 

Quicquid autem susurrones malevoli (siqui sint) de meo quoquo modo 
Litteris & Litteratis inserviendi studio, aut senserint, aut etiam (immerito) 
dixerint, non est, uti spero, quod magnoperere [sic] laborem, Benignissimo 
Clementise vestrae Favonio primis hisce coeptis meis adspirante. 

Nov. 24 (Sat.). In New College Library are Plato's Works collated 
with MSS. by X*°ph. Longolius & Cardinal Pole. See my MSS. Smith. 
Num. 25. p. 195. 

"Nov. 25 (Sun.). On Thursday last between one and two Clock in 30 
the Afternoon D r . Ayliffe of New-Coil, came to the Publick Library, on 
purpose to spake with me. He ask'd D r . Hudson for me, who directed 
him to me. Says D r . Ayliffe (when he met with me) what have you done 
to D r . Kennett, or said of him in print ? he is very angry, Sf hath 
written a Letter about it. I desir'd him to take a turn or two with me 
in the Gallery, which he did. I ask'd him to whom he had written. 
He said to Mr. Pierce vice-principal of Edm. Hall. He added yt 
M r . Pierce came to him the night before being Wednesday Night, and 
desir'd to know where D r . Kennett had abus'd the Founder of New-Coil. 
M r . Pierce said D r . Kennett had met with a Pamphlett lately (so he calls 40 

Nov. 24. H. to Rev. [Joshua] Reynolds, C.C.C. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 
4b.) Finds mention in Patrick Young's MSS. (bequeathed to H. by Dr. T. 
Smith) of the New Coll. MS. of Pomponius Mela as 'egregium exemplar.' 
Please acquaint your brother with this, and also that Dodwell had a great 
opinion of the MS. from which he took the lections sent him by H. 

Nov. 25. H. to Musgrave. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 4c.) Has not yet 
heard the least tittle about the book on the Bath inscription. It is expected 
also at Shottesbrooke. 

H. to R. Gale. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39.5.) Thanks for errata in Leland: 
' Wroxceter' was written 'Worcester' in the Bodleian MS. which is not the 


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my 4 th Vol. of Leland's Itin.) in w cn he thought himself scandalously 
reflected upon on account of his having abus'd the Founder of New-Coil. 
D r . Ayliffe told M>. Pierce, who however did not shew him ye Letter, 
that the Book in w cn he had done it was well enough known, viz. the 
English Historians, & D r . Ayliffe himself had some time agoe written to 
Kennett about it, tho' Kennett did not vouchsafe to take any Notice of 
it. I told the Doctor I had not mention'd Kennett as the Publisher of 
y* Book nor y e Author of the Note, but only said that a certain Author 
(let him be who he would) had most notoriously abus'd the Founder of 
New-College, & misrepresented both M r . Leland & Hollinshead. The 
D r . acknowledg'd all this, & said what I had done was just and true & 
defensible. We parted, & the D r . said he had drawn up about half 
a Sheet, w cn he wish'd were printed and sent to the Subscribers for 
Leland. I told him that I would have it printed, & approved of his 
Proposal, but what he will do in it I know not. 
Nov. 26 (Mon.). To M E . Cherry. 

Honour'd Sir, — When we parted last you talk'd of sending the Inscription 
you had written upon M r . Dodwell by the Windsor Carrier; but not hearing 
any thing more since, & not knowing what hast you may be in, I send you the 
following one w ch is left to your better Judgment. . . . 

Memorise S. henrici dodwelli, a.m. Collegij SS. & individual trinitatis 
Prope dvbliniam quondam Socij, Deinde in Academia oxoniensi Historices 
Prselectoris camdeniani : Viri (si quis alius) pij, sancti, modesti, Integri, docti, 
Plura si velis, libros, quos reliquit, immortales consule : in quibus Ecclesias Primsevse 
& Anglicance jura & Majestatis Regiae contra Pontificios, Presbyteranos ac perduelles 
(qui omnes eo nomine frendebant) jura strenue asseruit, miraque ingenij Judicijque sub- 
tilitate Antiquitatis Et rei chronologicas nodos difficillimos expedijt. Ob. Jun. 7. A.D. 
1 71 1. JEt 70. Conjugi optimo anna dodwella m.p. 

In my last I told you I was resolv'd for Shottesbrooke again at Christmass. 

original. Has inserted in the Essay the correction sent by G. on Oct. 30, and 
sends copy of Ashmole's Observations (to be transcribed from Diary, Nov. 9). 
Wishes Gale's and some other additional Catalogues o f MSS. could be printed. 
Sends an extract from Bedford's letter cone. Gale's Roman LXX. Thanks 
for MS. of Leland, containing vols, i, ii, and most part of iii, which H. will 
make use of in his Review. 

Nov. 22 and. 26. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 95). Sends word of two 
works of Leland entered in the Catalogue of the Cotton Library, which he has 
tried in vain to get a sight of, but will examine for H. if desired. i About 10 
days ago, returning out of Kent, I made it in my way to come by an old For- 
tification, supposed by Gibson (vide Additions to Kent, in Camden's Britan.) 
to be the Noviomagus of Antoninus ; which Camden placed at Woodcote in 
Surry, and others at Crayford in Kent. This lies at near a middle distance 
between Woodcote and Crayford, and nearer than either of them to the pre- 
sent Road leading from London to Maidstone. The next Village to it is called 
Keston, which perhaps is a corruption of Caerston. It stands upon the highest 
Ground thereabouts. The Ditches and Ramparts are very fair and large. The 
Country people call it Caesars Camp. I had not time to take so full a View 
of it as I could wish : But I intend to make a Journey on purpose ; and to 
take its Dimensions, Description, and (perhaps) a Draught of the Whole.' 
Thanks for H.'s mention of him in the Preface to vol. v of Leland ; wishes 
that H. had printed a larger number of copies, or had charged a higher price, 
so that he might have had some other recompense besides reputation, for his 
pains. Mr. Clements has sent orders to pay H. 2I. 12s. ; 8s. more is due from 

Nov. 25-30.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 69-77. 


But I would first know whether you can be then at leisure, or whether 
M re . Dodw. be willing I should look over the MSS. or whether there may be 
any other Inconvenience. My humble service to M r . Brokesby & all good 
Friends. I am, Honour d Sir, 

Your ever oblig'd humble serv*. 

Oxon. Nov. 26. 171 1. Tho: H. 

Nov. 28 (Wed.). Yesterday a little after eleven of the Clock the 
Burser of University Coll. (M r . Clavering) sent a Boy to me for the Key 
of M r . Allen's Chamber, w ch since his Absence in Kent M r . Allen desir'd 
me to take of his Bedmaker (one Grimage) & keep for him. I return'd 10 
Answer, I would come with it myself after Dinner. Accordingly I went 
to University Coll. but found in the Common Room only M r . Lindsey, 
M r . Baines & MX Ward (who are three of the Fellows) & M r . James 
a Gent. Commoner. When I came in (where I exspected to have met 
with M r . Clavering) M r . Lindsey ask'd whether I had brought M r . Allen's 
Key. I answer'd Yes. He then demanded to deliver it up to him. 
I told him if he wanted any thing out of the Chamber I would let him 
have it, but that I could not, without M r . Allen's order, deliver him up 
the Key. He said then he would have the Door broke open & fix 
a new Lock upon the Door, the Chamber being his he said, and 20 
M r . Allen having nothing to do with it. I told him that I would write 
to M r . Allen about this Affair if he pleas'd, & desir'd before he proceeded 
to Violence to wait his Answer, w cn 1 thought would come pretty speedily. 
This I told him I thought reasonable because M r . Allen paid Rent for 
the Chamber, & had Goods in it. This would not satisfy, he said he 
had need for the Chamber that Afternoon, & that he would send for the 
smith immediately, w ch accordingly he did, but what is done I know not, 
for I went away presently, & staid not to see the Issue of the Matter, 
neither do I design to try to open the Door or to meddle w* 11 any thing 
in the Chamber unless M r . Allen gives order & Direction. 30 

Nov. 29 (Th.). I have been inform'd that D r . Hutton of Aynhoe's 
Collections are given to the Lord Treasurer, Harley. 

Nov. 30 (Fri.). D r . W m . Assheton, who died lately, was of Brazen- 
Nose College, & was a learned Man. He was Rector of Beckinham in 
Kent, & Chaplain to the D. of Ormond. His Books are now selling by 
Auction in London. — At Leeds in Yorkshire. — 1 Memorise et Virtutibus 
Sacrum | Ricardi Thornton Armigeri, | Recordatoris in hoc Municipio 
celeberrimi, | Viri Optimi, | Et in humani Generis delicias, Decus atque 
exemplum nati ; | Qui, | Summam Legum Peritiam, | Sincera in Deum 

Mr. Worsley, who returned from Hanover with Lord Rivers within these 
three or four days. 1 M r Collins, who is not well pleased with y e Good and 
Ingenuous Character You have given of M r . Dodwell, is collecting Memoirs 
from Holland, &c. to prove that D r . Grabe was a R. Catholick.' 

Nov. 27. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. no). Will send the copy of the 
paper about London, and Mr. Morton's Proposals, by the letter-carrier ; 80 
sheets of Morton's book are printed off. Cannot imagine why H. thinks the 
Norfolk antiquities to be Danish. 

Not in Hearne's handwriting.] 



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Pietate, | Spectata in Principem Fide, | Eximia in omnes Caritate, | Mori- 
bus suavissimis, | Et Limatissimo Ingenio, | Omnibus elegantioris lite- 
rature ornamentis exculto, | Mire adornavit : | Quo, Nemo bonis omnibus 
vixit carior, | Flebilior occidit. | Hoc | Affectus Sui Conjugalis Monu- 
mentum, | et Pignus Amoris | iEre omni & marmore perennioris, | 
Bridgeta Superstes, | Vidua si qua alia Mcestissima, in lacrymarum 

consortium I P. F. I Obijt Non. OctK I Anno { S *! u ^ s MDCCX . 

1 1 J 1 I ^tat s sua? lii. 

Dec. 1 (Sat.). Willhelmus Wickham interfuit 1392 Concilio Magno 
10 regis Stanfordia? celebrate. Hcec Nota ad initium cujusd. Libri quern 
inspexit consuluitque cl. Hudsonus. 

Dec. 2 (Sun.). The following Note was sent me by M r . Lewis 
Southcomb in 1706. with a Copy of his Transcribing of M r . Dodwell's 
Letter to M r . King concerning Lucian's Philopatris. This M r . South- 
comb is a Non-Juror. He was of Cambridge. 

1 S r , — When you have transcribed or translated this into Latin, be pleased to 
return it to me; and direct it for me at M r . Sheffield's an Apothecary at 
the Unicorn near Holborn barrs London. Pray give an Account of the Books 

Dec. 1. Musgrave to H. (Rawl. 8. 158). Mr. Yeo, M.'s bookseller in 
Exon, will write by to-day's post to Mr. J. Churchill or Knapton, his corre- 
spondents in London, to hasten the parcel (of Julius Vitalis) to Oxon, by means 
of Mr. Clements. Please send per Clements, Knapton and Yeo, a set of 
Leland, Hudson's Dionysius Hal., and the last vol. of Gale's English Historians. 
Will be glad of one copy of Clemens Alexandr. ; can the editor persuade himself 
that the cavern described (p. 632, fol. ed. Paris) is Okey-hole near Wells? 
Directions as to copies of Julius Vitalis presented by Mr. Yeo to Mrs. 

Dec. 2. H. to B. Rawlinson. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 6 b.) Thanks for 
letters of the 15th and 20th ult., and for the MS. containing verses cone, the 
Great Conflict of 1354, which H. has printed at end of Leland vol. vi. Please 
convey H.'s thanks to Thomas Rawlinson for his kind offer of being at the 
expenses of a journey to London at Christmas, which H. is unfortunately 
compelled to decline. ' I am withall extremely oblig'd to both of you for your 
Readiness to promote Leland's Collectanea. I would not offend against Modesty. 
'Tis this Timerousness that makes me backward as yet to publish Proposals. The 
world will perhaps censure me for being too forward if I should propose it pub- 
lickly 'till the Itinerary be quite fmish'd. I am glad there are so many 
Encouragers of this sort of Learning in London ; & I wish I could say that we 
had as many in proportion in this place. I happen'd lately to mention my 
Design of printing the Collectanea to a certain Member of this University of 
long standing, who hath always pretended to be a very zealous Patron of all 
kinds of Learning, and I took an occasion of telling him my Design on purpose 
to know his Sentiments of the Matter. But he was so far from heartily 
approving of it that he plainly declar'd that he believ'd, nay was sure (and he 
spoke it over and over) I should not get 20 Subscribers; w ch is such mean 
Encouragement for Attempts of this Nature that indeed twould make me lay 
it quite aside, were it not a study to w ch I am so much inclin'd, and w ch I am 
resolv'd to prosecute under all Difficulties.' Will be glad to see Norden's 
Hertfordshire and the book on Stamford. Asks for information cone. Norden's 
Description of Cornwall, the MS. of which was or is in St. James's Library. 

1 [Autograph.] 

Nov.30-Deo. 5.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 77-83. 


written by M r . Dodwell he tells me that you have the most part of the Names 
of them : he cannot call them to mind at p r sent ; nor can I know all of them 
tho I am here ; because he has not all his own works ; 

Your's &c. 

Shottesbrook Jul. 23. 1706. Lewis Southcomf. 

Dec. 3 (Mon.). It plainly appears that D r . Bentley was always of a 
conceited, proud, assuming Temper from the Letters he writ formerly in 
Latin to D r . Bernard concerning Malela, w ch I have amongst D r . Smith's 
Papers, where are also D r . Bernard's Letters to Bentley, in w cl1 D r . 
Bernard took notice of some of Bentley's Mistakes in his Letter to 10 
IX Mill, w ch D r . Bernard read over as the Sheets came from the Press. 
D r . Bernard writes with abundance of Modesty & Judgment; on the 
contrary the D r . with all the Haughtiness & Pride & indeed Contempt, 
& maintains his Errors with paultry Arguments, such as neither satisfy'd 
M r . Dodwell (who several times told me he thought D r . Bernard altogether 
in the right) nor D r . Smith nor any wise Man. — Romani sacros 
Etruriae ritus, ut plurimum, imitantes, non omnibus Dijs in omni loco 
templa ponere consueverunt ; nam qui Paci, qui Pudicitiae, qui bonis 
Artibus Dij praeerant, eos intra mcenia collocandos existimarunt : qui 
vero voluptatibus, rixis, incendijs praesidebant, ab urbibus excludendos, ut 20 
fuse Vitruvius lib. 1. c. 7. ubi plura Philander eruditissime. Ciampini de 
Vett. Monumentis Musivis, p. 4. — Carolus Bartholomseus Piazza de 
Titulis ac Diaconijs EE. RR. DD. Sanctcs Romance Ecclesice. Cardi- 
nalium. Eum citavit Ciampinus de Mon. Mus. p. 12. Opus appellat 
eruditum ; sed turn non prodierat. Quaere an exstet in Bibl. Bodl. 

Dee. 4 (Tu.). M r . Collins of Magdalen's tells me (as M r . Giffard had 
done) that the mad Earl of Rochester understood little or nothing of 
Greek. M r . Giffard was three times Convocation Man for the Church 
of Peterborough. — Panvinij Tractatus de Antiquitatibus Veronensibus 
liber rams. — seto pro sexto, detvb pro detvr, abbi pro abbatis in 30 
Inscriptione quadam anni mcclviiii. apud Ciampinum de Monument. 
Musivis p. 24. 

Dee. 5 (Wed.). Yesterday M r . Urry came to the Bodlejan Library on 
purpose to look over Junius's MSS. he having had a Letter from D r . 
Hickes (whose Advice he ask'd about the Matter) that an Edition of 

Shall the copy of Leland for Francis Luttrell, Esq. be sent through Mr. 
Clements? Mr. Thwaites is still living, but cannot hold out long; he is at 
Littlemore. ' No one perhaps knew D r . Grabe better than my self. 'Tis 
certainly a great Reflexion upon him, & what can never be got over, y* he 
should take orders from the Church of England, & yet never communicate 
with her ; & 'tis no less Reproach upon the Bp. that ordain'd him. All I shall 
say more is that he was a pious, useful!, learned, Man, tho' in several respects 
enthusiastical ; & indeed I never took him for that great Man several People, 
some of w ch are making their Addresses to y e Court of Hanover, have cry'd 
him up for.' Cannot imagine to what purpose Montfaucon's Diarium Italicum 
has been translated into English. Longs to see the General History of Roads* 
Dr. Kennett nettled at what H. has writ in the Preface to vol. iv. of Leland. 

Dec. 3. White Kennett to H. (Rawl. 15. 106). Printed: Letters from 
the Bodleian i. 224 sq. 

Dee. 5, Oddy to H. (Rawl. 8. 174). Printed in Appendix infra. 

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Chaucer was there in great measure done to his Hands. Num. 9 th . of 
those MSS. is a printed Chaucer in Folio, with divers MSS. Notes 
throughout by Junius's own Hand, & divers of his other Books will be 
of signal Service in the Work, especially the Etymologicon of the 
English Tongue, & the Original of old English Words, w c]l are distinctly 
handled in three Volumes, w ch M r . Urry designs carefully to read over. 
Some Years agoe there was a Discourse that the Etymologicon should be 
printed, & 'twas mightily desir'd by Graevius of Holland, as I find by 
some of his Letters written to D r . Edward Bernard, and now in my 

10 Possession. But I believe the work was stopp'd by the Delegates of the 
Press, who did not care to hazard their Money upon so large a Book 
w ch they thought would not go off. — Bp. Stillingfleet is of opinion 
(Disc, of the true Antiq. of London, p. 472.) that London was not in 
being 'till the Romans came into Britain, and he thinks that the Romans 
first built it. — A Coyn of Claudius relating to Britain, on w ch Britannicus, 
& BA. AO. or as Camden Metropolis Etyminij Regis. See Camd. p. 65. 
as cited by Stillingfl. p. 488. — He quotes a Passage out of Leland's 
Itin. in p. 505. about Camulatte. By this he should have a Transcript. 
He refers to p. 113. Again p. 514. he referrs to Leland's Itin. p. 435. 

20 about the Remainder of Guntum in the Name of the River Wentsum, as 
Leland saith it is called in the old Donations of Norwich. 

Dec. 6 (Th.). Altho' D*. Charlett hath not been pleas'd to speak to 
me ever since the Publication of the Life of King JElfred, of all w ch 
Matter I have spoke at large in the foregoing Volumes, yet yesterday 
being at the Bodlejan Library with two Gentlemen Strangers, he was 
pleas'd a little after 10 Clock to ask me some Questions concerning the 
Works of Gataker, & to talk with me near half an Hour with much 
civility ; w cl1 I take very kindly, & shall with this sort of Usage be 
ready to forget & forgive all his former Injuries to me. — The Passage 
,30 in Vitruvius that D r . Woodward referrs to p. 12. of his Letter about 
London Antiquities w cl1 I am to print is in L. II. c. 3. Unum quod 
Grsece Aidcopov appellatur, id est, quo nostri utuntur, longum pede, latum 
semipede. D r . Woodward observes that 'tis very probable that the 
Standard assign'd here by Vitruvius is the same with that in Pliny ; tho' 
the Passage being incorrect in Vitruvius he would not alledge it. For 
my part I am really of opinion that both Authors are to be understood of 
the same Standard. For I find that D r . Bernard found in a MS*.- of 
Vitruvius this Passage read thus viz. Unum quod Greece Lidium appel- 
latur, id est, quo nostri utuntur, longum sesquipede, latum pede. And 

40 Philander found the same Reading in a certain MS. of Vitruvius that he 
consulted, only he observes that 'twas corruptly written there lichum for 
AlBapop. But perhaps Philander might not so nicely observe the 
Ductus's of the Letters, and might by mistake put down lichum for 
Lidium, which is the reading found by Harduin in all the MSS. of Pliny; 
& therefore for Alhcapov, as the former Editions of Pliny read it, he hath 
publish'd it Lydion. The same Reading of Vitruvius I find also confirm'd 
by another MS. that was collated by the famous Erythraeus, who put 
down the Lections in the Margin of a very fair Copy of the Edition of 
Vitruvius that was printed very elegantly in Folio at Venice by John de 

50 Tridino or Tacuino in the Year 1511. The Editor was Joannes Jocundus 

Dec. 5-8.] VOLUME XXX II, PAGES 83-95. 


who took great Pains in correcting the Author and adorning him with 
Figures and a usefull Table. In the Margin of that Book I say 
Erythraeus hath put this Note : In vetustissimo codice non legitur 8ida>pov, 
sed Lydium ; & longum sesquipede, latum pede. Both the said Books of 
Vitruvius (that I have here mention'd) with MSS. Notes are now in the 
Bodlejan Library. 

Dec. 7 (Fri.). To D B . John Thorpe. 

Sir, — Your last Letter of the 2 2 d . of Nov. is a fresh Instance of your 
Readiness to serve me in my publick Designs, & I desire you would be pleas'd 
to accept my hearty thanks for it. I am very unwilling to give you any 10 
new trouble ; but if it may be done without much Inconvenience I should be 
very glad to have some Account of the two Books you mention in the Gottonian 
Library as Extracts out of Leland. I should withall be glad to see a Draught 
of the old Fortification in Kent. 'Twould be very proper for Leland ; but I 
suppose you may design your self to make a publick use of it in some Under- 
taking of your own ; & then I am sure 'twill be turn'd to much better 
Advantage than it can be in any Performance of mine. I am extremely well 
pleas'd with the Observations you have made about it in your Letter, & 
particularly with your ingenious Conjecture that Keston is nothing but a 
Corruption of Caerston. M r . Clements paid me 2I. 12s. the next day after 20 
I rec d . your Letter, but I do not hear yet of the 8s. It came very seasonably, 
& I acknowledge myself indebted to you for your Care about it, as I also do 
for your kind offer to promote any other Work that I shall hereafter attempt 
relating to Antiquities. I know not what M r . Collins hath to object against 
my Character of M r . Dodwell. 'Tis possible he would have been well pleas'd 
if he had not dy'd a sincere, good Christian, as he certainly was. Your Letter 
coming just before the List of Subscribers was printed off I had an opportunity 
of prefixing Edmund to Bowyer Esq r . As soon as the Books are bound, you 
shall have your Copies. In the mean time, I am, Sir, 

Your most oblig'd humble serv*. 30 

Oxon. Dec. 7 th . 171 1. Tho: Hearne. 

Dee. 8 (Sat.). M r . Sam. Parker shew'd me Yesterday a Letter, w ch 
he had receiv'd the Day before out of Yorkshire from a Place near 
Northallerton. 'Twas subscrib'd by the Hands of three Gentlemen, who 
were very earnest with him about a Reply to the late scurrilous Book 
against M r . Dodwell's Case in View now in Fact. M r . Parker designs 
to write to M r . Brokesby and M r . Cherry about it, and desire them to 
consider the Matter. They complement M r . Parker for his Papers call'd 
Censurae Temporum; w ch Papers indeed are honest & seasonable.— 
Locum de lateribus Romanis apud Plinium e Vitruvio descriptum fuisse 40 
plane censet cl. Schelius, not. in Hyginum, col. 11 17. Tom. x. Graevij 
Thes. qui tamen altitudinis mensuram apud utrumque omissum esse 
putat, sicque locum utrobique legendum : longum sesquipede, latum pede, 
altum semipede. Quam conjecturam modo faverent codices MSS. omnino 
probandam atque recipiendam esse existimarent. Sed dispiciant eruditi. 
Hoc certum est (vide ibid. col. 11 18.) lateris crudi fingendi formandique 
non imperitos fuisse milites. Id constat ex obsidione Massiliae, ubi 
Caesariani lateritium murum struxere : Trebonius cggeris novum genus 6f 
inauditum ex lateritijs duobus muris senum pedum crassitudine atque eorum 
murorum contignationem facere instttuit, cequa fere latitudine. In circum- 50 
vallatione Grsecorum n\iv6os & ir\iv6ia non raro invenias, 

t 2 



[1711 : 

. . . Dec. 10 (Mon.). Rec d a Letter last Night about nine Clock 
from D r . White Kennett cone, a Passage in my Preface to the IV tn 
Volume of Leland's Itinerary. — 

Out of S*. Winefrede's Life in Bibl. Bodl. inter. Codd. Laud. L. 21. 
fol. 140 a. 

Incipit Prologus in vita Sanctae UUenefredae virginis & martyris. Domino 
et patri Guarino Reverendo Priori Wigorniae l Rotbertus suus Alius vita peccator, 
Ccenobij Salopesberiensis Prior, inoffenso pede viam mandatorum Dei incedere. 
Quern divinorum beneficiorum aliquam constat particulam cognovisse, affectu 
religionis ceteris debet caritative impertiri, quod sibi gratis divinitus collatum 
est. Hoc enim eorum qui in Christo unum sunt devotio sibi proprium 
vendicavit, in una scilicet fidei agnitione pariter communicare, &c. 

The Beginning of the Life : 

In occidua majoris Britanniae regione est quaedam provintia Walia vocitata, 
ex una parte finibus regni Angliae, ex altera occeano mari collimitata. Haec 
olim a Sanctis multorum & diversorum meritorum est inhabitata, & usque ad 
hunc diem innumeris eorum praerogativis multipliciter decorata. Ex quorum 
numero quidam sanctus admodum insignis enituit, bevnovs nomine, vir 
summus, & in omni ilia Sanctorum multitudine praecipuus. Is itaque cum 
paternum prius contempsisset solum, & mundi gloriam calcans, pernitiosas illius 
illecebras abdicasset, &c. 

Dec. 9. H. to "Woodward. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 7 b). Fully agrees 
with Sir Christopher Wren that Woodward's Letter should be printed, and 
accordingly designs to subjoin it to vol. vii of Leland. Mr. Dyer of Oriel, and 
Dr. Hudson on behalf of the Library, will subscribe to Moreton's Northamp- 
tonshire : H.'s narrow circumstances will not allow him. Fears that divers are 
prejudiced against the book. 

Dec. 10. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 96). Mr. Worsley has paid the 8s. to 
Mr. Clements. Hopes to take an account of the old fortification in Kent 
when the ways and weather are better. ' This day I was a third time at y e 
Cottonian Library, and happened to meet with the Keeper : but it being late 
first, I had only time to take a very Cursory View of one of y e Manuscripts, 
viz. that mentioned in y e Catalogue pag. 7. Numb. VI. The whole Book is 
Collections and Extracts out of Leland. It is in folio. The Beginning of it 
contains the Names of such Authors as have treated of Britain, or any part of 
it ; with some Collections out of them : this (as I remember) is said to be writ 
in Lelands own hand. After this follow several Pieces of his Itinerary ; the 
first of which is of Kent ; but it is but short, and has a great many Chasms, 
and Vacancies in it, not filled up. The first Vol. of y e Itinerary, which begins 
at Cambridge and ends at Hampton-Court, is all in this MS. I writ out y e 
Beginning and End of it, and comparing it with y e Printed copy I find it to be 
y e same, only the Spelling seems to be somewhat more modern than that of 
Leland generally is. In turning hastily over y e Leaves, I saw at one place 
Oxford writ in y e Margin, and found opposite to it this Paragraph, which I 
copied out, and is as follows. 

Pag. 81. The Seale of Oxford hathe an Ox on it with a Castell or 
walled towne, and about it is written Sigillu civitatis Oxoniae. Some say 
that there were 24 parish churches in the towne and suburbs of Oxford. 
King Henry the first some what restored the towne of Oxford, the 
town of Oxford most florished with scholars in an huge number and 
other inhabitantes in Henry the 3 time. There was an infinite number 
of writers and parchement makers in Oxford in Henry the 3 time. The 

1 There is a Stroke drawn under this word & in the Margin is written by a late 
Hand Claruit sub Rege Stephano. 

Dec. 10-11.] 



The End of the Life : 

Igitur post sanctarum susceptionem reliquiarum cum fratres ad monasterium 
regredi coepissent, placuit omnibus ut praefatus Prior, qui easdem detulerat, 
multitudinem alloqueretur, atque omnes instrueret quantarum virtutum, vel 
1 quorum meritorum esset virgo, cujus ibidem translatio fiebat. Cumque hoc 
diutius fecisset, nubibus per vicinum aerem volitantibus, & casum suum 
minitantibus, atque circumfluam patriam infusione sua irrorantibus, susceptum 
est a fratribus sanctissimas virginis corpus cum decenti reverentia, resonantibus 
in sullime 2 dei laudibus, atque ad monasterium est delatum, & super altare 
quod constructum est in honore sanctorum apostolorum Petri & Pauli 
veneranter collocatum : ubi ad ostendendam beatae virginis praerogativam io 
aegrotis sanitates tribuuntur, & fiunt innumerae virtutes : ad gloriam & laudem 
Dei honor, decus, imperium per aeterna saecula saeculorum. Amen. 

John Bale rather apologizeth for Geffry than endeavours to diminish 
his Credit; contrary to what D r Woodward insinuates p. 16. of his 
Discourse about London. 

Dee. 11 (Tu.). Yesterday M r . Stephen Weston, formerly Fellow of 
King's College in Cambridge, and afterwards Second Master of Eaton 
Schoole, w cl1 he lately resign'd upon his being made one of the Fellows 
of Eaton-College, accumulated the Degrees of Bachelor and Doctor in 
Divinity in a Congregation at half hour after nine Clock. He went out 20 
Grand-Compounder as a Member of New College. The reason of his 
taking his Degrees here I hear is that being a Whig, and intending to 
stand for Master of King's College in Cambridge (which is like to be 
vacant in a little time) & D r . Adams, a High-Church Man, being design'd 
to oppose him, and there being upon prospect of this opposition some 
fear that if M r . Weston had stood for his Degrees in Cambridge (which, it 
seems, are requisite for Candidates for the Mastership) he should have 
met with Obstructions at least for some considerable time, 'till perhaps 

Burgeses of Oxford sayed that Vortimer made there towne. The number 
of schollars and inhabitants in Oxford weare so greate in Henry the 5 time 
that they had libertie to provide for vitaills 2 miles about. 
After this Paragraph he enumerates the Bridges on Cherwell, and then pro- 
ceeds on to other places. With this MS. is bound up a Letter of M r . Burton 
to M r . Selden, but it does not relate to y e subject of y e Book. I do not yet 
know in whose hand this MS. is written ; but hope to find it out by comparing 
it with Stow's, Burton's, Selden's, &c. It is a loose, running, Law-like Hand, 
and y e Lines are at a pretty distance from each other.' Please let the writer 
know what part of this MS. H. would have first, and he will willingly transcribe 
it. He was not above half an hour in the Library before it grew dark, and 
therefore hopes H. will pardon this imperfect account. 

H. to Cherry. (Rawl. 36. 45; and draft, Rawl. 39. 8). Sends draft of 
an epitaph for Mr. Dodwell; and a copy of Dr. Thorpe's remark cone. 
Collins and Dodwell. Asks for a note when Mrs. Dodwell has received the 
three copies of Julius Vitalis, that he may give notice to Dr. Musgrave. Will 
it be convenient for him to come to Shottesbrooke at Christmas in order to 
peruse Dodwell's MSS. ? 

Dec. 11. H. to White Kennett. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 10.) Printed: 
Letters from the Bodleian i. 225 sqq. [Rawl. 5. 107, dated December 12, is a 
fair copy, but was apparently never sent.] 

1 Sic in MS. F. quanioxwm. 

2 Sic in MS. F. sublime. 



[1711 : 

'twould be too late for him to appear for the Headship, he thought it fit 
to go out at Oxford ; & his Friends approv'd the Matter. He is look'd 
upon to be a good Scholar & a good natur'd Man. His Scios were D r . 
Turner, president of Corpus, D r . Charlett, Master of University, & D r . 
Paynter Rector of Exeter. 

Dec. 12 (Wed.). Yesterday between four and five of the Clock in the 
Morning died M r . Edward Thwaites, A.M. Fellow of Queen's College, 
Regius Professor of the Greek Tongue, and Moral Philosophy Reader in 
the University of Oxford. Soon after his Leg was cut off by Charles 

io Bernard the Chirurgeon (w cl1 was about five Years since) he had an Issue 
made, on purpose to carry off the ill Humours of the Kings' Evill, w ctl 
was the occasion of his Legg's being Cutt off. 'Twas his right Leg he 
lost. About a Year since or more he dry'd up the Issue contrary to the 
Perswasion and Direction of his Friends. Upon that the Humours fell 
upon his Lungs, w ch he neglected for sometime, 'till indeed 'twas too late 
to recover his Health. In this Affliction he retyr'd about a Quarter of a 
Year agoe to Littlemore near Oxford, where tho' he was chearfull, yet he 
linger'd & consum'd away, & as I sayd resign'd his last Breath yesterday 
Morning, to the no small Reluctance of ingenious & learned Men. He 

20 was well vers'd in Greek, & in several Parts of Learning ; but his chief 
Excellency lay in the Saxon Learning, in w ch he had been very usefull to 
D r . Hickes in compiling the Thesaurus Linguarum Septentrionalium. 
His Parts were quick, and he was always of a very chearfull, merry 
Temper, & injoy'd the use of his Understanding 'till the last Moment, 
being not sick, but only quite decay'd by the Malignancy of the corroding 
Humours. But tho' he had good Parts & was endow'd with good 
Learning, yet he wanted that Solidity & Strength of Judgment which are 
requisite to make a truly learned Man; & (w ch I am sorry to say) 
wanted in several respects that Probity &c. which is necessary to de- 

30 nominate a man really Honest He was buried in the Chancell of Iffley 
(in w ch parish part of Littlemore is situated, and the other Part in the 
Parish of S*. Mary Oxon.) this Afternoon about 5 of the Clock, very 
privately, and without any Pomp. He made no Will, w cl1 some could 
have wish'd. For tho' he had not much to leave, yet it would have in 
some measure prevented that Injustice w cl1 the College is like to shew 
since his Death. They pretend (as I am told) that he dyed in the 
College Debt 2 or 3 hundred Pounds, and that therefore all he hath 
ought to go to them, & 'tis possible 'twill be so, tho' he told a Friend of 
mine a little before he dy'd, who mention'd that affair to him, that he 

40 ow'd them but twenty Pounds. His Mother is living, but she never 
came near him, nor was there any good Understanding between them. 
His Brother is likewise in being, & is now Chaplain in the Army. But 
perhaps neither of these will much contend. The Day before his Death 
he writ several Papers with his own Hand relating to his Accounts, w ch 
he examin'd with M r . Seal the Bookbinder, but I do not learn that he did 
anything about the College Matters. 

Dee. 13 (Th.). Sf rue tores, id est cedificatores seu fabri murarij) unde 
canales structiles a Vitruvio lib. 8. cap. 7. & structilis forma Palladio lib. 
9. cap. 11. appellantur, qui calce ligatis lateribus fabricantur. A Paterno 

Dec. 11-16.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 101-110. 


in 1. ulti. de jur. immu. bucularum structores vocantur. — Puncta inter verba 
(in Inscriptionibus) frequentissime observabis ; in fine tamen versus (ut 
in Inscriptione Fabrettiana p. 117. n. 1.) raro interpungi solere, tempori- 
bus prassertim corrections orthographiae. — A little b twice in an Inscrip- 
tion in Fabretti p. 121. in these Words, bENE and MENSibvs. — A Celtica 
voce Deru (non a Graeca Apvs,) quae etiam quercum denotat, Druidae 
nomen suum sunt mutuati. Smithi Syntagm. de Druidum Moribus ac 
Institutis. p. 7. Haec vox, litera ultima duplicata, apud Cambro-Britannos 
hodie retinetur Derm, ut ex Davisij patet Lexico, qui Druidas a populari- 
bus suis Derwyddon non dissimili pronuntiatione olim dictos observavit. 
ib. p. 7. 

. . . Dec. 15 (Sat.). Several other Roman Antiquities found at Bathe 
at the same time that the Inscription was Dug up to Julius Vitalis. See 
D r . Musgrave's Com. upon that Inscription, p. 49, 50. He designs to 
write upon these other Antiquities too perhaps hereafter. See ib. p. 50. 
The Stone in length 7 feet, two Inches, in Breadth 2 Feet & 1 1 Inches, 
ib. p. 50. 

Dec. 16 (Sun.). Being at Supper on Friday Night last at D r . Atter- 
bury's Dean of Christ-Church, he was pleas'd to say that he was the 
Author of the Schedule stated, w ch is a Book in 4 to concerning the Con- 
vocation, and of several other Pieces upon that Subject, and particularly 
that the Letter, w ch goes under the Name of S r Bartholomew Shower, 
upon the same Subject (and was y e first thing that caus'd the Dispute) 

Dec. 14. H. to R. Gale. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 8 b.) Mr. Nelson will 
doubtless secure Gale's copy of the Roman LXX. Regrets there is no pro- 
spect as yet of publishing G.'s Catalogue of MSS. Asks for loan of Leland 
MSS. ; designs to publish vols, i-iii of the Collectanea, leaving vol. iv to Dr. 
Tanner. Mr. Anthony Hall will certainly proceed no further. Will publicly 
acknowledge the favour of the two Bath inscriptions, with which he is extremely 
well pleased. The first form of the Essay was wrought off before H. knew of 
Gale's desire that a supernumerary copy should be printed. Thwaites, noted 
for his skill in Saxon, died of a consumption on Tuesday last. If G. has any 
MS. of Vitruvius de Architect., will he send notice of reading at L. ii. c. 3 ? 

p. Dec. 14. H. to Bp. of St. Asaph. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 9.) Finds 
that Leland's extracts from the Life of St. Winifrede were not taken from the 
Laudian MS. Will send beginning and conclusion of the latter, and, if it 
proves to be by a different author from that in the Cotton Library, will get 
somebody to transcribe it or do it himself (see Diary, Dec. 10). Finds the 
Chronicon Preciosum of no small use in his studies. 

Dec. 15. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 18. 7). Does not think the Letter 
worth publishing, and if it were printed ought to send exemplars to several 
who have seen it, which would not be possible if it appeared in Leland ; but 
acquiesces in anything H. may determine. ' I'm persuaded y e Terminus men- 
tioned in my last, is a British Work. One of y e Heads has Rams-Horns : &, 
if y u remember, y G Head in y G midst of y e Shield has on it like Horns. That 
sheild was probably likewise a British Work, made in Reproach to y e Romans. 
After some Time y e Britans became considerable for Art. Some of y e Coins 
of Cunobelin are not inferior to y e best of y e Roman ; tho' he might perhaps 
imploy Roman Artists. M r . Howard is designing y c Terminus: &, when 
finishd, you may command a Sight of it.' Will take care of an exemplar 
of Morton for Hudson and Dyer. Hopes that if H.'s affairs bring him to 
London he will make Gresham Coll. the place of his abode. 


[1711 : 

was done by three Persons, viz. Sir Barth. Shower, and a Clergyman 
(this Clergyman he said is still living, & so he would not tell his Name) 
and himself. His own part he said was only to cook it and put it into 
a handsome, genteel Dress. He withall said that my IA Treasurer 
Harley gave an hundred and fifty Pounds for D r . Hutten's Collections & 
MSS. w cil he said was a dear Bargain, the Collections being but poor; 
but I believe they are far otherwise, & y* they are very valuable, they 
being look'd upon as such when he was living. At the same time the 
Dean was pleas' d to say that he had not laid aside his Design of publish- 
to ing a Book about the Clause in the xx th Article of the Church of England, 
but that hitherto he hath not been able fully and clearly to understand 
how the trick of leaving it out came to be plaid & was brought about, 
tho (he said) he had compar'd all the Editions he had met with quite 
down to the Restauration. But let the Dean say what he will I think 
M r . Bedford's Book a full Satisfaction, & that there is no need of carrying 
the Dispute any farther unless the Author of Priest-Craft shall please to 

Dee. 17 (Mon.). Last Night about 5 Clock Mr. Pearce, Vice-Principal 
of Edm. Hall, came to my Chamber in the Hall, & after he had sate 

20 some time with me he told me that on Wednesday last (he thinks 'twas 
Wednesday) he receiv'd a Letter from D r . Kennett, with the Copy of 
another Letter w cla the D r . had writ to me. This Copy was the same 
with y e Letter I had receiv'd from the D r . the Sunday Night before. M r . 
Pearce did not shew me his own Letter, but he said the D r . desir'd him 
to shew the Copy of the Letter he had written to me to D r . Pearson 
(Principal of Edm. Hall) & to D^. John Ayliffe, Fellow of New-College, 
the said D r . Ayliffe being altogether as yet of opinion, as he hath several 
times told me, that Kennett is the true Author of the Note in the Com- 
plete History of England (as 'tis call'd) which makes William of Wick- 

30 ham to be a Bastard. D r . Kennett desir'd M r . Pearce to past the said 
Copy sent to him in the first Volumes of the aforesaid History of England, 
provided we had any one in the Hall-Library, as we have not; that it 
may be an Argument to all that look upon it of his Sincerity, Honesty 
and Fair-Dealing. 

. . . Dee. 19 (Wed.). De Termini Statua, in agrorum limitibus collo- 
canda, vide Fabretti Inscript. p. 4. ut et de ejusd. effigie. — gornelia pro 
Cornelia ib. p. 5. — The Romans very kind to their Servants. They very 
often would undergo the same work with their Servants, & live in com- 
mune with them. ib. p. 6. — Rarius sane est, fratrem fratris libertum dici. 
40 Exemplum tamen habemus apud Fabrett. p. 7. — No Points after the 
Numbers in the End of the Line in the oldest Inscriptions. Fabret. p. 9. 
p. 13. & in other Places. — Loculi ad ollas cinerarias asservandas Colum- 
baria dicta sunt, a similitudine latibuli columbarum in quo nidificant. ib. 
p. 10. — Two or 3 Urns or Potts sometimes plac'd in these Columbaria, 

Dec. 18. H. to Chr. Bateman. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 9 b.) H. has 
bought Mr. Thwaites' copies of Leland, with the exception of one sold in 
Mr. Bernard's auction. If B. can help H. to it, will he fix his price ? 

Dec. 19. Cherry to H. (Rawl. 4. 58). Thanks for order for Dr. Mus- 
grave's books for Mrs. Dodwell. She is very willing that a Catalogue of 

Dec. 16-19.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 110-124. 


See ib. p. 10. Most commonly two. ibid. — successo i.e. svccessori ib. p. 
10. — colvbaria for colvmbaria in an Inscr. p. 10. ib. — Oftentimes only 
one urn or pott found in a Columbarium, ib. p. 12. — The Columbaria 
were also call'd Ollaria ib. p. 13. also by a general Name iEdificia. p. 14. 
— Obrendarium, quod in Inscriptionibus nonnunquam memoratur, idem 
est quod obruendarium, concisa syllaba. Inde in Inscriptione quadam 
Fabrettiana, obrilus, id est, sepulturce traditus. Fuerunt itaque vasa obren- 
daria ea ipsa quae fictilia sarcophaga vocant aliquot Inscriptiones. (ib.) ad 
corpora integra obruenda : itemque obrendarium locus in pavimento ad 
obruenda ibi cadavera relictus ; imo fortasse ea areae monumenti pars, 10 
quam proprie & stricte pavimentum vocatam in Inscript. apud Fabrett. p. 
15. conspicimus. Vide Rigalt. in Not. ad Auct. Rei Agrar. p. 296. Quin 
& pro ejusdem Rigaltij sententia obrendarium est massa lapidea super- 
structa, qua oll<%, cupez, Sf vascula cineraria condebantur ; a quo (ait Fabretti 
ib.p.15.) parum discedit nostra opinio; nisi quod ille decineribus& reliquijs 
corporis, nos de integro humato cadavere accipimus. . . Lapideae urnae 
ossuaria vocatae. ib. p. 16. — Paenulis uti tribuni plebis pluviae tempore 
solebant, Imperatores autem numquam. Unde hodieque Imperatores 
sine paenulis a togatis videntur. Ml. Spartian. Adr. p. 126. Ed. Sylb. — 
p. 127. Britanni teneri sub Romana dicione non poterant, ad initium 20 
imperij Adriani. — 

Haec atque alia hasce in Solinum notas mihi excusserunt. — Ea Solinus in unum 
quasi fasciculum redegit ; ut uno labore absque taedio fastidioque plurima & 
diversissima animo liceat complecti. — Hoc autem opus, licet multis impeditum 
difficultatibus, ut alacriore quoque animo perducere ad exitum maturarem, per- 
pulit me in primis qusedam haudquaquam obscura significatio praeclarae tuae, 
Excell. princeps, erga haec studia voluntatis. — Nam qui septem (Sapientes) 
appellantur, eos, qui ista subtilius quaerunt, in numero sapientium non habent. — 
Me vero, ut hoc facerem, cum res ipsa per se cognitione dignissima, turn tua in 
primis auctoritas impulit, quae in omni re merito semper apud me plurimum 30 
valuit. — Veteris memoriae, priscarumque litterarum cognitio quantum hominibus 
usum, quantamque utilitatem afFerat, nec tu Pet. Donate Caesi, vir sapientissime 
ignoras, & res ipsa, si diligenter attendimus, per se satis ostendit. Plura apud 
Sigonium banc in rem babentur in Ep. Nuncupatoria De rep. Athen. lib. i 1 ™. 
prxmissa. (S. i. 12. Art.) — Nunc aliter visum supremo rerum Humanarum 
Arbitro, qui eum Reip. literariae subduxit, quando Opus hoc ferme ad umbilicum 
jam pervenerat. — Delectum enim egit Graevius (In Thes. Italiae) praestantissi- 
morum Scriptorum, quos in hanc cohortem potissimum conscriberet. In earn 
idcirco minime referendum censuit Saluatoris Vitalis Theatrum Iriumphale 
Magnalium Mediolani, quippe quo Libro, & cujus Auctore, ineptiorem 40 
stultioremque ipse Sol nunquam vidit, licet maximo in Auctionibus venire 
soleat pretio, quum revera sit nullius. Ita enim undequaque stolidissimo stilo 
insulsissimae narrantur istic fabulae. — Georgius Merula magni erat nominis homo 
tempore Ludovici Marias Sfortise, Mediolanensium Ducis, qui ut amavit ipse 
& coluit literas, ita ilium fovit, & Venetijs arcessitum in publicam suae civitatis 
produxit cathedram. Verum ut longe plus, quam par erat, sibi Merula 
ille sumpsit & tribuit ridicule gloriosus, sic reliquos suae aetatis Doctos maligno 
& iniquo passim carpsit dente, edentulus jam senex. Ita factum ut, licet haud 
exiguam eruditionis apud alios sibi conciliavisset opinionem, a paucis tamen 
extra Mediolanum amatus fuerit, probatusve. Istic plerique, Principis 50 

Dodwell's MSS. should be taken. 'We therefore desire y* you would come 
assoon as you are at Liberty y t you may have time to Catalogue M r . Dod- 
wells MSS. & those few w ch I have, w ch I then design to put into yo r hands.' 



[1711 : 

judicium secuti, qui eum ad res Majorum suorum memoriae prodendas 
adhibuerat, maximi illi faciebant. 

Hcec, aliaque, cl. Perizonius in Praef. ad i mum . Tomum Graevij Thes. 
Italiae. Non aliter fere se gerunt Gronovius & Bentlejus, qui ubique 
eruditos alios (immo se longe clariores peritioresque) spernunt, contem- 
nunt, convicijs opprobrijsque onerant. Unde vix unus & alter illos amat, 
utcunque eruditionem & ingenium colant & suspiciant.— 

Our first Printers made both y e u vowell and v consonant thus u ; be- 
cause perhaps so found by them in MSS. and so also in such written 

10 Books as were done somewhat above an hundred Years since. — The 
Notitia Imperij first of all call'd Breviarium, or Ratiocinarium Imperij. 
See Pancirollus's Dedication of the Not. Imp. ad Sereniss. Carol. Emanu- 
elem, Sabaudiae Ducem. Done when the Empire was flourishing for' the 
use of the Magistrates & Soldiers : ibid. — The Notitia Imperij was 
began by Augustus. (Panciroll. in Praef. ad. Com.) This Pancirollus 
(ibid.) proves from Tacitus, & Suetonius. Suetonius (in Aug. c. 28.) 
calls Augustus's Notitia rationarium ac breviarium totius Imperij. The 
same thing also in Dio. Breviarium autem (saith Seneca, lib. V. ep. xxxix.) 
olim cum Latine loqueremur, Summarium vocabatur. The same Book 

20 was afterwards made use of and retain'd and improv'd by the following 
Emperors, but the Title chang'd and call'd Notitia. Panciroll. ib. in 
Praef. — Simile opus Constantinus Imp. ex Leone Philosopho genitus 
Romano filio, & successori reliquit, in quo summam totius Imperij, so- 
ciorum omnium fcedera, hostium vires, rationes & consilia explicuit. Id 
apud se in bibliotheca tanquam thesaurum servatum fuisse Egnatius 
scribit in Constantino : quo[d] etsi diligenter perquisitum nunquam potuit 
invenire. — There was another Book like this for the Service of the Prince, 
w ch was call'd Commentarius Principis, in w ch the Offices as they were 
still to be renew'd were inroll'd. (Ibid, in Praef.) And this was call'd 

30 sometimes laterculum, quod laterculi formam haberet. There was later- 
culum majus & laterculum minus. The latter only an Epitome of the 
former. (Ibid.) Pancirollus (ib.) thinks that the present Notitia was 
written and compil'd about the Year 440, which was towards the latter 
End of the Reign of Theodosius the Younger. — Itaque (saith he) sub 
finem Imperij Theodosij Junioris earn scriptam fuisse arbitror, & Alciatus 
(ubi legerit, nescio) id Breviarium Theodosij Junioris appellat, lib. v. 
Par erg. cap. xiii. 'Twas first of all publish'd from a MS*, that was written 
by Marianus Scotus Monachus Fuldensis, & found in ultimis Britannijs 
annis abhinc (saith Pancirollus) xxxvi. This Edition full of faults. Pan- 

4° cirollus corrected it by the Help of two MSS. MSS. of this Book very 
scarce. — The earliest Edition that I have seen of the Notitia Imperij is 
that in the Year 1551. at Basil in 8 V0 . by Schonhovius ; but he does not 
tell what MS. he made use of. This not properly the true Notitia. but 
that was the true one publish'd at Bas. 1552. fol.— 

Corpora alia cremabantur, & in ollis urnisque tarn fictilibus, quam 

1 marmoreis recondebantur, aliaque in arcis lapideis, quas communiter 
Sarcophagos vocare moris est, integra deponebantur ; alia demum in 
fictilibus capsis terra obruebantur. Hanc ob causam varia eorundem 
conditoria, in funeribus praecipue diligens, quinetiam splendida & profusa 

50 praeparavit antiquitas ; ut nempe ollae minores in suis columbarijs, urnulae, 

Deo. 19-21.] VOLUME XXXII, PAGES 124-130. 


ollceque majores, in sediculis & cinerarijs, arcse lapidese sive sarcophagi in 
supernis (ut ait Cassiodorus in Epist. ad Danielem Marmorarium) ordina- 
rentur; sarcophagi tandem fictiles in pavimento defoderentur. ib. p. 17. — 
Uno eodemque tempore usus turn cremandi, turn humandi viguit. ib. p. 
17. contra quam asserit Alex, ab Alex. lib. m. c. ii. 

Dec. 20 (Th.). K. 74. Laud. The Pontifical most curiously illumi- 
nated. The Figures I have carefully look'd over, as I have also the whole 
Book. S*. George there striking the Dragon with a Virgin praying. 

Dec. 21 (Fri.). The Priory of Mendham or Medmenham in Bucks 
was for Monks of the Cistertian Order. 'Twas founded by Hugh de 10 
Bolebec, 2 Joh. and annex'd as a Cell to Woburn in Bedfordshire. I have 
heard that it was somewhat reedified in the Reign of Q. Mary, and that 
a Brother of Cardinal Pool lyeth buried in the Parish Church of Meden- 
ham. My Friend formerly saw part of the Chapell Walls that belonged 
to the Abbey or Priory, & I suppose they are yet standing near M r . 

Dec. 20. Barnes to H. (Rawl. 25. 28). If 500 Homers were to be taken 
at a time, would not let them go under 25J. each ; the least hitherto is 27^. 6d. 
Price for single copies 35^. Subscribes for Leland. Will send his Edward the 
Third. Allowed Dr. Hudson full price for all his Livys, but has seven left. 
Has received a letter from Sacheverell dated May 4, ' which fully settled all 
with me, but pleased Mrs. Barnes as if [it] had come from Lord Treasurer.' 
Ockley elected Arabic Professor the 4th inst. - 

Dec. 21. H. to Bedford. [Draft.] (Rawl. 39. 10 b.) Has sent 12 copies of 
Leland vol. vi. (one a present), price 4s. a copy. Thanks for trouble about Gale's 
LXX, and account of Dr. Grabe's death. ' I have got a Copy of D r . Grab